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Activity Description of "EnzymeRxnRates/Toothpickase"

Title EnzymeRxnRates/Toothpickase
Audience Grades 10-12; Advanced biology, Biology
Abstract Students model the action of an enzyme as they become "toothpickase" and break toothpicks. The exercise demonstrates the effects of enzyme and substrate concentration and competitive inhibitors. Students calculate the initial and final rates of reaction. This is a good pre-lab activity for the AP enzyme lab.
Author Peggy Skinner
Email peggy@bush.edu
Unifying Concept Evidence, models, and explanation
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Understandings about scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences The cell, Matter, energy and organization in living systems, Chemical reaction
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