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Enzyme activities - curricular links

Curriculum for Excellence

Unit / topic
Body systems and cells

Learning experiences / outcomes
I have taken part in practical activities which involve the use of enzymes and microorganisms to develop my understanding of their properties and their use in industries. SCN !"#$ Through experimenting and carrying out practical scientific investigations and other research to solve problems and challenges, children and young people: • • • • • • • • ask questions or hypothesise plan and design procedures and experiments select appropriate samples, equipment and other resources carry out experiments use practical analytical techniques observe, collect, measure and record evidence, taking account of safety and controlling risk and hazards present, analyse and interpret data to draw conclusions review and evaluate results to identify limitations and improvements present and report on findings.

Suggested activity
Catalase activity 1. iastase activities !actase activities "upils research uses of catalase in industry. "upils research # investigate the use of lactase in the food industry.

Inquiry and investigative skills

Numeracy Across Learning

I have used a range of ways to collect information and can sort it in a logical, organised and imaginative way using my own and others’ criteria. %NU "!&'$

emonstrate the +reakdown of hydrogen pero. E.catalyst/.plain the term .plain the meaning of the term .ide +y heating compared to catalysis with manganese dio. %pecificity of enzymes for their su+strates.ide solution.ide and catalase.Course Unit / topic Learning experiences / outcomes • Carry out an investigation on the catalase reaction when plant and animal tissues are added to hydrogen pero. (he properties and functions of catalysts* lower the energy input re-uired for chemical reactions.specific/ as applied to enzymes and their su+strates. Enzymes are proteins re-uired for the functioning of all living cells. Enzymes are +iological catalysts made +y all living cells. E. E. iastase activities 2 and 3 Catalase activity 1 # diastase activity 1 Catalase activities . Suggested activity Standard (rade Biology $%’ &rade 'iology (opic )* %u+-topic d Investigating Enzymes Catalase activity 1 • • • 0ll 0ll Intermediate & Biology 1nit 1* !iving Cells Enzyme action • • • • "roperties of catalysts and enzymes. speed up chemical reactions. take part in reactions +ut remain unchanged.plain why enzymes are re-uired for the functioning of living cells.

• • • /dvanced )ig*er Biology Investigation (he %0"% protocol found at the address +elow is a good +asis for an investigation. Microscale Investigations with Catalase. su+strate concentration and enzyme E. manganese dio. Carry out an investigation on the effect of enzyme or su+strate concentration on enzyme activity.unction and In*eritance (he role of enzymes in cell meta+olism Catalytic activity Learning experiences / outcomes • Enzymes act as catalysts within and outwith the cell in +iochemical pathways Effects of various factors on enzyme activity to include inhi+ition. (he protocol also suggests several other investigation ideas. 0ctivation energy e..ide.ide and catalase action on 5ydrogen pero.periments.Enzyme 0ction )ig*er )uman Biology Unit "+ )uman Cell Cell meta+olism 4 Enzyme 0ction Some kind of adaptation.Course Current )ig*er )uman Biology Unit / topic Unit "+ Cell .periments on competitive inhi+ition. Student Sheet 24 6availa+le at http*##wwwsaps. Suggested activity • Catalase activity 2 0daptation of lactase activity for inhi+ition • Catalase activity 2 )ig*er Biology and )ig*er )uman Biology -evised )ig*er Biology Unit &+ %eta$olism and Survival Control of meta+olic pathways .ac. E. comparing heat.pdf7 .periments on reaction rate with increasing su+strate