NV APES – Living World

1st law of thermodynamics
Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed. The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another.
2nd law of thermodynamics
in all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state
autotrophs
Organism that is capable to produce its own food.
producers
an organism that produce organic compounds from inorganic compounds, a type of autotroph
consumer
an organism that consumes nutrients from other organisms