IS3009-SGL Small Group Learning: Enzymes and the Process of Digestion
All the food in the world is of no use if the human body does not have the ability to extract necessary nutrients from it. With this activity, students will be able to expose three nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids) to different digestive enzymes. These samples will be compared to nutrients to which no enzymes are added and chemical tests will be used to determine if the enzymes were effective in digesting the compounds. Upon completion, students will not only understand the importance of the digestive system but also the vital role enzymes play in releasing nutrients from food and converting them to a form usable by the body. Contains enough materials for 5 groups.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A
Performance Expectations: MS-LS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Systems and System Models; Science is a Human Endeavor
Engineering Practices: Engaging in Argument from Evidence
1.75g Pancreatin/Bile Salt
10mL 0.1M Sodium Hydroxide
10mL 0.1M Hydrochloric Acid
10mL Biuret Reagent
10mL Phenolphthalein 1% IPA
10mL IKI Dilute Lugols Solution
10mL Olive Oil
4 Plastic Gaduated Pipettes
Small quantity exemption 173.4
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*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phenolphthalein, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.