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Activity Summary
Students will be introduced to the concept of enzymes as catalysts for chemical reactions. They will demonstrate the properties of three common enzymes: papain from pineapples, catalase in various substances, and invertase in yeast. They will relate enzymes to reaction rates and connect their previous lesson on bioluminescence.

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Learning Objectives
1. Demonstrate the properties of three enzymes
2. Demonstrate the properties of three enzymes
3. Relate enzyme activity to bioluminescence

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enzymes, chemical reactions, activation energy

Last updated: 3/4/2015