Enzymes in Action

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Enzymes play a role in almost every function in the human body. Scholars explore three variables related to the use of enzymes. They observe a catalase reaction, experiment with substrates, and examine reactions rates. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars add new vocabulary to science journals
  • Review all safety rules before passing out the chemicals
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of pH, concentration, enzymes, and the impact of temperature on reactions
  • Plan ahead to ensure all materials are available as some aren't typically in the lab, such as raw chicken liver
  • Follows a 5E format
  • Provides clear instructions for setting up the demonstration as well as the labs
  • Includes many resources for learning more
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