Enzymes in Action Kit©

Creating Catalytic Connections with Models

 

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Our new foam protein kit introduces your students to enzymes. They will use the engaging foam model pieces and activities to identify the substances involved in enzymatic activity, explore how enzymatic reactions occur, demonstrate catabolism and anabolism, and much more.

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Kit Contents

Enzymes in Action Kit© 3-Group 6-Group 12-Group
Foam Pieces  30 60 120
  Enzymes    6 12 24
  Substrates      
     Catabolism   6 12 24
     Anabolism   6 12 24
     Specificity 3 6 12
     Incompatible        3 6 12
  Inhibitors      
     Competitive 3 6 12
     Noncompetitive  3 6 12
Sticker Sheets     3 6 12

  

Enzymes in Action Kit© Contents and Assembly

Find information about the contents of your Enzymes in Action Kit©, and directions for affixing the stickers on the foam pieces.

Enzymes in Action Kit© Student Handout & Key

Enzymes are specialized proteins that catalyze or speed up chemical reactions within cells. The substance upon which an enzyme acts is called a substrate.

Enzymes in Action Kit© Molecule of the Month

The Molecule of the Month by scientist, author and artist Dr. David Goodsell includes an introduction to the structure and function of the chosen molecule and a discussion of its relevance to human health and welfare. Molecule of the Month articles are frequently referred to by teachers, students and researchers.

Enzymes in Action Kit© Next Generation Science Standards

Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Product Details

 

Grade Level

Middle School
High School

College

Students per Group

2-4

Warnings

Choking Hazard
Science Education Product

List Price

12-Group Set
    $106 (EAK-12)
6-Group Set
    $58 (EAK-6)
3-Group Set
    $33 (EAK-3)

Teacher Tips

The two enzymes may be set up simultaneously to compare and contrast the catabolic and anabolic processes.  

The enzymes can be used to show the subtle differences between the lock-and-key theory of enzyme action and induced fit.

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