This scaffolded inquiry lab is designed to support students in deepening their scientific inquiry skills while also exploring content in more depth and detail. In Part A, students learn a basic protocol for measuring the activity of the enzyme, catalase. This protocol uses readily available materials and it is very simple very students to master. In Part B, students then design their own experiment to measure the effect of one of three factors (temperature, pH or substrate concentration) on catalase activity. After completing their experiment, students fill out a lab report template (rubric included).
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