Demystifying Proteins Dimensionality & Exploring Enzymes

Presenter: Ruth Hutson, 3DMD

Thursday, July 21st - 3:40 - 4:40pm

Are your students confused about protein structure and its relationship to its function? In this hands-on, interactive session, explore how proteins get their dimensionality. Then focus on enzymes, their active sites, and which factors limit enzyme activity. Finally, learn some tips to aid your students in interpreting results from the catalase lab. Extend your students' learning with these NGSS, AP, or IB consistent lessons. Participants will:
Demonstrate how the unique properties of the 20 amino acids determine the final shape of the protein
Experience how modifications to the enzyme active site affects its reactivity
Apply knowledge of enzymes to explain the results of the catalase lab