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A Study of Enzymes in Seeds

Kit #67
A Study of Enzymes in Seeds

Your students gain a complete understanding of the process of starch digestion by plant enzymes, using this individualized lab activity. Seeds that have been soaked overnight are used to illustrate several concepts.

Details at a Glance

  • 1 Day | 1 ~50 minute class period
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates 1 class, with 15 groups of 2 students
  • Consumables service 30 students
  • Requires a water source

Complete Kit Equipment Package

A Study of Enzymes in Seeds

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Scientific Concepts

• Understand process of starch digestion by plant enzymes
• Locate starch granules in two seed types
• Test catalytic strength of enzymes
• Determine time factors for enzymatic starch digestion
• Determine the relative strength of enzymes

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 15 Treating dishes, 3-section clear plastic
  • 3 Lugol's solution, bottle
  • 18 Droppers
  • 1 Absorbent paper, pkg
  • 5 Soaking containers with bean seeds
  • 5 Soaking containers with pea seeds
  • Not included and needed for instruction: Distilled or deionized water.

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