Working with Immobilized Enzymes or Microscopic Organisms

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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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Instructional Ideas

  • Offer the experiments in the web links as extra credit
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with enzymes
  • Activity requires a variety of materials
Pros

  • Lists some different options on how to conduct the activity
  • Learners will likely have fun with the experiment
Cons

  • None