This Enzymes and the Chemical Reactions of the Cell coloring activity is a fun way to cover biochemistry concepts such as enzymes, catalysts, active sites, and the lock and key hypothesis of enzyme functioning. (See complete list of concepts below.) Students will complete a set of 26 review questions. Each correct answer will lead to a code for coloring a section of the coloring page. As students progress through the questions, the picture slowly comes to life. This resource includes student worksheets, two coloring page versions, complete answer key, and a teacher guide. Students love to color!
What is included in this resource?
- Full Size Student Coloring Page PDF - Not Editable
- Half Size Student Coloring Page PDF - Not Editable
- Student Questions Worksheet - Editable
- Coloring Page Answer Key
- Questions Worksheet Answer Key
- Teacher Guide
What will the students be doing?
- Students are given the two-page handout containing the enzymes review questions and the coloring page (full size or half size) you have selected. You decide which is best for your students.
- As each question is completed, students will color the appropriate sections on the coloring page.
- As students progress through the activity, the picture comes to life.
What concepts are covered?
This activity consists of 26 review questions on enzymes.
- The role of chemical reactions in the cell, definitions of chemical reactions, reactants, and products.
- Energy in reactions, the breaking and forming of chemical bonds, the absorbing and releasing of energy during biological reactions.
- Activation energy
- Energy Absorbing Reactions
- Energy Releasing Reactions
- What are Enzymes?
- The Essential Role of Enzymes in Living Cells
- Enzymes make reactions take place faster and at a lower temperature.
- Enzymes lower the activation energy of a reaction.
- Comparison of enzymes and catalysts.
- How enzymes work, active sites, enzyme-substrate complex, new products.
- Facts about enzymes.
- Factors that affect the functioning of an enzyme: Temperature and pH.
- Denatured enzymes.
** Please note: The questions are for review and reinforcement. Students will need prior instruction in order to complete these problems. The questions are written for a first year biology class.
What materials are needed?
- One coloring page per student
- One 2-Page Question handout per student
- 24-count Crayola Colored Pencils Set.
- Students will need these 12 colors: Red, gray, pink, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow, orange, black, brown, tan, and purple.
How can this resource be used?
- Complete as a whole classroom activity as you teach your lessons on biochemistry
- Homework Assignment
- Quiz on enzymes
- Review for Unit Test
- Substitute Teacher Folder Activity
- End of Course Test Review
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