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Activity Description of "Catalase Lab"

Title Catalase Lab
Audience Grades10-12; Advanced Biology, Biology, Physiology
Abstract In this laboratory, students investigate the effects of enzyme concentration, substrate concentration, pH and temperature on the activity of catalase. Activity is measured by soaking filter paper discs in catalse, dropping the discs into hydrogen peroxide and timing how long it takes them to rise. Rate of activity = depth of catalase/rising time. Includes data tables.
Author Gen Nelson
Email AEGNelson@aol.com
Unifying Concept Change, constancy, and measurement
Science and Technology Abilities of technological design
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Nature of scientific knowledge
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences The cell, Chemical reaction
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