The Enzymes in Action Kit© creates catalytic connections with models. The kit’s colorful foam pieces represent enzymes, and substrates. The protein model kit allows you to:
Simulate enzymatic actions.
Explain enzymatic specificity.
Investigate 2 types of enzyme inhibitors used in regulating enzymatic activity.
Examine how an enzyme may affect activation energy.
With the Enzymes in Action Kit©, your students will first use foam pieces to identify the enzyme and substrate and model how they might interact. Then, they will manipulate the pieces to demonstrate catabolism and anabolism. Additional pieces and activities will give them an understanding of enzyme specificity and enzyme inhibition. Finally, they will use the model kit to simulate the activation energy needed in a chemical reaction with and without an enzyme.