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Inquiries in Science®: Synthesizing Macromolecules Kit

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Grades 9–12. Students use molecular models to build the macromolecules found in all living organisms. They conduct basic chemical tests for macromolecules and model the enzymatic digestion of starches and proteins. Finally, students design an investigation to measure how environmental factors influence the rate of hydrogen peroxide decomposition by the enzyme catalase. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3.

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$155.75

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  • Model the formation of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins
  • Perform tests for monosaccharides, starches, and proteins
  • Design and carry out an experiment to measure how environmental factors influence enzyme activity

Model macromolecules

Grades 9–12. Students model how carbon can form straight, branched, and ring-shaped compounds, and how monomers of simple sugars can combine to form macromolecules of starches, glycogen, and cellulose. They also model how fatty acids can combine with glycerol to form lipids, and learn how to determine by their structure whether they are saturated or unsaturated. Model amino acids are built and joined to make proteins.

Perform chemical tests

Conduct testing of sugars, starches, and proteins with Benedict’s solution, IKI, and biuret solution. Your students also investigate how specialized proteins known as enzymes can act as catalysts in living organisms to speed up chemical reactions. As their Extend activity, students design an investigation to measure how environmental factors influence the rate of hydrogen peroxide decomposition by the enzyme catalase.

Kit materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3. Receive a FREE digital teacher’s manual and student guide with kit purchase.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

 
Components Qty Included?
Molecular Model Sets 5 Included
Dry Yeast Packs 2 Included
Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%, 473 mL 2 Included
Starch Solution, 1%, 120 mL 2 Included
Glucose, 18.75 g 1 Included
Albumin Powder, 29.2 g 1 Included
Benedict’s Solution, 75 mL 1 Included
Biuret Solution, 100 mL 1 Included
Iodine-Potassium Iodide, 30 mL 1 Included
Pepsin, 0.5 g 2 Included
0.1 M Hydrochloric Acid, 250 mL 1 Included
Pancreatin, 4.0 g 1 Included
Chemical Scoop 1 Included
Forceps 10 Included
Y-Plate Petri Dishes 10 Included
Single-Hole Punch 1 Included
Filter Papers, 12.5 cm 100 Included
Test Tubes 40 Included
Small Plastic Cups 110 Included
Large Plastic Cups 10 Included
Pipets 100 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Distilled Water, 1 L 1 Needed, Not Included
Thermometers 10 Needed, Not Included
Timers 10 Needed, Not Included
Test Tube Tongs 5 Needed, Not Included
Test Tube Racks 5 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinders, 10 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 250 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 10 Needed, Not Included
Metric Rulers 10 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 150 mL 20 Needed, Not Included
Hot Plates or Burners 10 Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
Ice (optional) Needed, Not Included

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