The cell is a dynamic system of interacting molecules that define life. An understanding of the workings of the cell enables an appreciation of both the capabilities and the limitations of living organisms.
In this unit the students examine the structure and function of enzymes through the example of amylase.
Students undergo a recap/revision of protein structure, and using correct laboratory techniques, conduct experiments to create a standard curve for amylase activity and determine optimum conditions for amylase activity in relation to temperature and pH.
Student’s lab work and results are often used for assessment task work.