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Enzyme Lab Activity Simulation

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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Pages
13 pages
$3.00
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Description

In this lab activity, students will investigate 3 factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions: denaturation, coenzymes, and competitive inhibitors. Students will perform a simulation of a chemical reaction with an enzyme represented by a hand, the substrate represented by pennies on the ground, and the chemical reaction represented by flipping the pennies over (one at a time) to be heads up on the desk. Each group will complete 4 trials before class data is collected for students to graph, analyze, and write a conclusion from. This is an excellent lab to help your students understand the effect of enzymes on biochemical reactions, and is great to use in a classroom with limited space and materials, because you don’t need much!

*NOTE* Do not purchase if you have already purchased my Energy Flow Unit Bundle or Biology Complete Curriculum Bundle because you already have this product!

How can I use this?

  • Practice for understanding enzymes and their effect on biochemical reactions
  • As an inquiry investigation before providing any instruction on enzymes

What is included?

  • 3 pages of teacher implementation notes (PDF)
  • 4 pages of student handouts (PDF)
  • Answer Key (PDF)
  • Excel spreadsheets to graph class data (Excel)

How much class time will this take?

This lab tends to take 1.5 hours to complete.

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This product is part of my Energy Flow Unit bundle. Be sure to check it out by clicking HERE!

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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