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Catalase Investigation—Guided-Inquiry Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1432 

Price: $77.67

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In the Catalase Investigation Biochemistry Guided-Inquiry Kit, design your own controlled experiments and discover the factors that affect the rate of enzyme reactions. Study the reactions of catalase.

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Let students design their own controlled experiments and discover the factors that affect the rate of enzyme reactions. This activity meets many of the higher level skills outlined in the National Science Standards. The laboratory investigations in this kit allow students to conduct experiments of their own design while studying the chemical reactions of a key cell enzyme, catalase. The unique “floating-disk” assay system will provide a new and fun alternative for your students as they study enzyme kinetics.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Hydrogen peroxide, 3%, 473 mL
Yeast package
Cup, polypropylene, 50
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 15
Filter paper, qualitative, 9 cm, pkg/30
Reaction plate, 24-well, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-5. Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
HS-PS1-6. Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.