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Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
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Enzymes and Activation Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you quickly demonstrate the concept of enzymes and their activity within a cell, specifically increasing the timeliness of a chemical reaction? Individuals view a short video that demonstrates this concept in graphic animation...
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DNA Cut and Paste Activity

For Students 9th - 11th
Here is a cut and paste activity worksheet designed for older students. They fill in the blank with information about the composition of DNA, then create a DNA strand with its complimentary nucleotide chain.
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Enzymes - Proteins Making Chemical Reactions Possible

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Here is a five-star slide show that elaborates the topic of enzyme activity. With graphics that purposefully enhance the material, viewers learn about enzyme structure, function, and different roles that they play in a system. If you are...
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Effects of Environment on Enzymes

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Much like the tale of Humpty Dumpty, proteins, once altered, will never be the same again. Honors and pre-AP biology classes explore the delicate world of enzymes via a Webquest and lab experiment. The teacher's guide contains all...
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Investigating Enzymes Used in Laundry Detergent

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's a win-win situation: learn about enzymes and get clean clothes, too. Young scientists add enzymes to a dilution of laundry detergent. They apply them to stained fabrics to determine the effectiveness of the enzyme-filled detergents.
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Microscale Investigations of Catalase Activity in Plant Extracts

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Use indirect measurements to monitor metabolic activity in plant cells. Scholars understand that cells with a higher metabolic rate have a higher concentration of catalase enzyme. They use this information to compare metabolic rates of...
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Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
Standard questions about enzyme activity are asked in this resource. Burgeoning biologists explain activation energy, enzyme specificity, inhibition, coenzymes, and more. This is a very neat worksheet, uncluttered and formatted to allow...
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Enzymes (Updated)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Enzymes really know how to keep things moving along! Introduce these powerful proteins through a short video from an extensive life science playlist. Viewers learn why enzymes are specific in their jobs, important enzymes in our bodies,...
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7.012 Section Problem - Enzymes/Protein Structure

For Students Higher Ed
It says that it is for a general biology course, but it seems to be more specific to biochemistry. Enzyme action and amino acid structure are the topics of this college level worksheet. Takers match protease enzymes to their...
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Restriction Enzymes and DNA Fingerprinting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show your class why restrictions aren't always a bad thing. In the third segment of a four-part series, the instructor develops the idea of restriction enzymes. Pupils learn how scientists use restriction enzymes in DNA analysis and DNA...
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The Effects of Heat and Acid on the Enzyme Catalase

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How quickly do enzymatic reactions occur? Assist the class as they examine heat and pH change to determine the rate of chemical reactions using catalase as an enzyme. Watch them "glow" with excitement!
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Enzymes: The Spit Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
Enzymes in our bodies each have a job to do. Learn the factors that affect the activity of some enzymes using the third activity of an informative 12-part biology series. A three-part laboratory activity asks teams to investigate how...
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Working with Immobilized Enzymes or Microscopic Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let the lab be a catalyst to learn about enzymes. Scholars create alginate beads filled with yeast. As part of an investigation into enzymes, they see how these beads provide a catalyst to the reaction of glucose into ethanol.
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Rates of Reactions end Enzymes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introducing enzymes and the controlling factors of a reaction this slideshow displays the typical rate of reaction graph and labels the main sections. The summaries of ways to measure reaction rates are valuable and the examples of...
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Enzyme-Catalysed Synthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Enzymes: not just for breaking chemicals apart. Young biologists perform an experiment on potatoes. They first remove starch from potato extract. They then add the resulting liquid to samples of glucose-1-phosphate, glucose, maltose, and...
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Metabolism and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
Sketch the ATP cycle, label a diagram of the catalytic enzyme cycle, and write short answers to questions about the enzymes involved in human metabolism. This instructional activity puts AP biology learners to the test. Assign it as a...
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Lactase Enzyme Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dairy got you down? Your budding scientists learn what happens when lactase is broken down and what happens when it is not. The straightforward lab is easy to modify to a design-your-own or inquiry-based activity.
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Enzymes in Action

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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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Imagining DNA Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's get a closer look at DNA and other molecular structures. The first lesson in the series of four introduces a variety of imagining techniques that engineers and scientists use to visualize molecular structures. The resource presents...
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Enzymes and Catalysts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the functioning of the digestive system and the specific enzymes present. They observe the action of amylase on starch to identify characteristics of enzymes then perform an experiment on the effects of temperature on...
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Discovering Enzymes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Junior biologists examine enzyme activity through two lab activities. In the first, they add hydrogen peroxide to a piece of potato, and in the second, they attempt to change the rate of the reaction. They also mix potato juice with...
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Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many people know enzymes help with digestion, but few realize enzyme production decreases with age, making it more difficult for bodies to digest certain foods. A worksheet offers 28 fill-in-the-blank and short-answer questions over...
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Metabolism & Enzymes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
More extensive than just a general overview of digestion and reactions, this slide show gives information about all areas of enzyme function.  Topics like the chemistry behind efficiency of enzymes, factors that affect speed of reaction,...

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