Education Technology

Science: Metabolic Magicians
by Texas Instruments

Published on June 09, 2008

Overview

In this activity, students understand the relationship between enzyme reaction rates and various environmental factors such as pH and temperature. They recognize the metabolic differences between endotherms and exotherms. They generate graphs by inputting reasonable data modeling enzyme activity rates.

Key Steps

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    Students read, analyze and interpret 2 graphs regarding enzyme activity trying to understand the relationship between enzyme reaction rates and various environmental factors such as pH and temperature.

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    Students then try to create their own graphs of the relationships observed by inputting and graphing data from lists.