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Energy Transfer


Definition
The transfer of energy from one organism to another through a food chain or web; or the transfer of energy from one object to another, such as heat energy
 
Key Context
Like basketball players passing a ball, energy can be passed from one thing to another. A plant's energy passes to the animal that eats it. That animal's energy passes to the animal that eats that animal. Similarly, a hot stove passes its heat to the pan that sits on top of it.