Lesson Plan

Discovering Enzymes

Explore the function of enzymes through a series of lab investigations. Learners use household enzymes such as hydrogen peroxide to model the role of enzymes. The enzymes break down proteins with and without a catalyst.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create lab stations for groups of learners to complete at their own pace
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
  • Ensure pupils follow safety precautions when handling materials
Pros
  • Includes a rubric for assessing understanding of lab explorations
  • Provides teaching tips to elicit desired outcomes 
Cons
  • None
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