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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Evolving Enzymes

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Aligned with Big Ideas 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Essential Knowledge 1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.B.1, 1.B.2, 2.D.1, 3.A.1, 4.A.1, and 4.B.1. Explore the enzyme catalase like never before by investigating its activity and evolutionary relationship across different organisms. Besides conducting traditional wet-lab activities, students gain exposure to bioinformatics tools and make connections between DNA and amino acid sequences.

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  • Aligned with Big Ideas 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Essential Knowledge 1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.B.1, 1.B.2, 2.D.1, 3.A.1, 4.A.1, and 4.B.1
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Includes investigations of the relationship between catalase and hydrogen peroxide
  • Offers bioinformatics techniques using both DNA and amino acid sequences
  • Aids in the construction of phylogenetic trees and the discussion of evolutionary relationships across multiple organisms

Students explore in-depth the interactions of enzymes and substrates through a hands-on activity that helps them understand enzyme kinetics. After investigating the relationship between enzymes and substrates, students conduct a bioinformatics analysis to explore the evolutionary relationship of catalase in 4 different species. Combining their earlier lab experiences, students then design their own investigations focused on exploring the impacts of environmental conditions on catalase and/or the activity of catalase from various enzyme sources. Whether you are familiar with the traditional enzyme lab or looking for an alternative approach to teaching enzyme interactions in your classroom, the kit’s combination of activities, inquiry-driven focus, and correlation to multiple Big Ideas truly makes it a must for any AP® Biology classroom.

The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students. The digital teacher’s manual is a 12-month eBook license to the Evolving Enzymes Kit teacher’s manual. You can also access the digital student guide for this kit for free on Carolina Science Online®.

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