Education Technology

Need for Speed

Published on 07/16/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will investigate the properties of enzymes and how they affect reaction rates.

Objectives

  • Students will observe the interaction between an enzyme and its substrate.
  • Students will observe the effect that enzymes have on chemical reactions.
  • Students will explore the effects of temperature and substrate concentration on enzymatic reactions.

Vocabulary

  • anabolic
  • catabolic
  • catalase
  • enzyme
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • metabolism
  • substrate

About the Lesson

This lesson investigates the properties of enzymes and how they affect reaction rates.
As a result, students will:

  • Understand how enzymes interact with their substrates.
  • Observe the effect of enzymes on the activation energy of chemical reactions.
  • Observe the effect of temperature and substrate concentration on enzymatic reaction rates.

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