2.1 Trophic levels

'All flesh is grass'; this somewhat paradoxical biblical quotation really is only a restatement of what was more formally explained in previous units in this series. The materials needed by plant eaters (see course S182_4) for the growth of 'flesh' - by which I mean not just the meaty muscular parts, but all of the body - must come entirely from their plant food. Plants grow using the Sun's energy in the process of photosynthesis. Plants occupy the lowermost of a succession of feeding levels,
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2.3 Jupiter's atmosphere

The circulation of Jupiter's atmosphere is discussed in Section 1.5, and the movies below document various scales of atmospheric motion, including rotation of the Great Red Spot. The clouds forming the opaque 'surface' to Jupiter's atmosphere are presumed to be created by ammonia (NH3) condensing out of a vapour to f
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what writing an assignment involves

  • identify strengths and weaknesses

  • understand the functions of essays and reports

  • demonstrate writing skills.


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1.1.4 Evaluating information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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