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  • Enzymes

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply what they know about the function of enzymes to determine ”How Do Changes in Temperature and pH Levels Affect Enzyme Activity?” The lab also gives students an opportunity…

  • Properties of Enzymes

    Book Chapter | March 2009

    Enzymes are specified proteins that catalyze chemical reactions in biological systems without being permanently changed or used up. This unit was developed to help students gain a more functional, intuitive…

  • Enzyme Action Learning Sequence

    Book Chapter | March 2017

    This high school physical science lesson has the following learning goals for students: recognize that diastase is an enzyme that facilitates the breakdown of starch into sugar; design a procedure for evaluating whether…

  • Inquiring Minds Want to Know All About Detergent Enzymes

    Book Chapter | January 2005

    This enzyme unit demonstrates how students can learn using inquiry and questioning techniques. By providing students the opportunity to share ideas, evaluate problem statements, develop hypotheses, design experiments,…

  • Food Enzymes

    Journal Article | October 2007

    Many students view biology and chemistry as two unrelated, separate sciences; how these courses are generally taught in high schools may do little to change that impression. The study of enzymes provide a great…

  • Enzyme Inquiry

    Journal Article | September 2008

    In this article, the authors describe a two-phase inquiry lesson in which students explore the catalytic activity of amylase on starch (Rungruangsa and Panijpan 1979). In the first phase, students’ prior knowledge about…

  • Idea Bank: The Nuts and Bolts of Enzymes

    Journal Article | July 2012

    The Idea Bank provides tips and techniques for creative teaching, in about 1,000 words. This month’s Idea Bank describes an enzyme modeling activity that helped students identify the functions of enzymes using nuts and…

  • A Novel Technology to Investigate Students' Understandings of Enzyme Representations

    Journal Article | September 2012

    This article describes how digital pen-and-paper technology was used to improve data collection in research regarding students' learning, specifically their understanding of enzyme-substrate interactions as depicted in…

  • Favorite Demonstration: Demonstrating Enzyme Activation—Calcium/Calmodulin Activation of Phosphodiesterase

    Journal Article | November 2004

    This exercise provides a simple method to visually demonstrate the third step in the calcium/calmodulin signal transduction pathway, that is, the activation of a target protein phosphodiesterase without the use of…

  • Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials

    Page | March 2020

    Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials LaConner High School – Todd Hinderman On behalf of LaConner High School and myself, we are truly grateful for the grant award money through the Shell Lab Science Challenge Regional competition. This award has allowed me to upgrade and purchase some very necessary and…

  • Teacher Demonstration—Student Exploration

    Journal Article | May 2022

  • Leverage the Data You Have

    Journal Article | April 2022

  • Teacher Spotlight: Roger Blevins

    Journal Article | April 2021

  • Genetics with Dragons

    Journal Article | April 2019

    Hardware, software, and websites for use in the classroom.

  • Engaging With VR

    Journal Article | August 2020

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