In this video Paul Andersen explains how matter moves from the environment into living organisms and back into the environment. Food webs are used to show how matter and energy move through organisms. Ecological pyramids show that matter and energy are lost as they move from producers to consumers.
In this video Paul Andersen explains how matter and energy flow and cycle through systems. He starts by explaining how energy and matter input and output will always be conserved. He addresses the many misconceptions surround energy and matter including the belief that food contains energy. He explains how nuclear reactions conserve both batter and energy. The video ends with a teaching progression for grades K-12.
Paul Andersen explains how mathematics and computational thinking can be used by scientists to represent variables and by engineers to improve design. He starts by explaining how mathematics is at the root of all sciences. He then defines computational thinking and gives you a specific example of computational modeling. He finishes the video with a teaching progression for this practice.