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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Energy for Living Organisms

All living things on Earth require energy to maintain themselves, move, grow and reproduce. Plants, green algae and other photosynthetic organisms are able to build all of the materials they need from very simple chemicals. Using energy from light, these organisms, known as producers, are able to manufacture carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide. All other organisms, considered consumers, ultimately rely on food from producers.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education