# For ectotherms, such as lizards, their body temperature and metabolic rate may change with the environmental temperature. What do researchers call the resting metabolic rate at a given temperature for an ectotherm?

Standard metabolic rate

Explanation:

The resting metabolic rate at a given temperature for an ectotherm is called Standard metabolic rate. On the other hand, the resting metabolic rate at a given temperature for an endotherm is called Basal metabolic rate.

Standard metabolic rate is the minimal metabolic rate required to sustain an organism life at a stipulated temperature. In darkened environment when at rest and unstressed and at post-absorptive state(i.e not actively involved in food digestion), the Standard metabolic rate of an organism can be effectively measured.

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True or False: Kevin selected a lightweight pan in which to deep-fat fry the doughnuts. Aidan knows this is a safe procedure.

I think its trueee.
False because deep frying food can cause burns cause when you deep fry you need oil and oil jumps causing you to get burnt.

What is the source of energy in our ecosystem? In our ecosystem, the (1) is the source of all energy. In terms of the ecological pyramid, (2) of the energy is passed from level to the next level.

1.) a.) air
b.) sun
c.) water

2.) a.) 10%
b.) 50%
c.) 100%

1.  B

2.  A

Explanation:

The energy from the sun is tapped by the autrotrophs through photosynthesis. These autotrophs are then preyed on by higher organisms in the food chain such as primary consumers - like rabbits. Primary consumers are then preyed on by secondary consumers like cheetars. Secondary consumers are then preyed on by tertiary consumers like vultures. Therefore, there is a transfer of energy from the sun up the food chain/web.

Without autrotrophs most organisms in the the food chain would not exist. This is why autotrophs  are at the bottom of the energy pyramid. There are, however, inefficiencies in the transfer of this energy up the food chain. Only 10% of the energy is passed to the next upper level (and turned into biomass) because most of the energy is lost  mostly in form of heat.

Sun (B)

10% (A)

Explanation:

Scientific reasoning requires a circular way of thinking based on gathering and evaluating evidence. True or False? If false what words make this statement true.