Students study the structure and function of enzymes through investigating the relationship of Lactose and Lactase.
Packet includes EDITABLE worksheets for:
1. Group Consensus: Should Humans Drink Milk?
--> Students read 2 articles to gather evidence for each side of the debate, then come to a consensus as a class.
2. Lactose/Lactase investigation
--> 5 activities: image analysis, modeling/labeling parts of an enzyme, milk/lactaid mini lab where students test each for the presence of glucose, smarties mini lab to investigate how enzymes catalyze reactions, and finally image analysis to investigate: activation energy, optimal temperature/pH ranges, and how enzymes denature.
3. LINK assignment (as seen in photo above)
--> students link together the concepts they have learned so far in the unit
4. Developing a Scientific Argument (CER)
A checklist/cover sheet is also included.