Let’s learn about what enzymes are and how they work. Before you get started, don’t forget to print out your OnTRACK Biology Journal.
TEKS Standards and Student Expectations
B(9) The student knows the significance of various molecules involved in metabolic processes and energy conversions that occur in living organisms. The student is expected to:
B(9)(C) identify and investigate the role of enzymes
Describe the role enzymes play in biological systems.
Explain how enzymes work to speed up chemical reactions.
Explain how enzyme structure determines enzyme specificity.
Design and conduct experiments and interpret the data obtained to draw conclusions about how various factors affect enzyme activity.
Why are enzymes important?
What are enzymes and what do they do?
How do enzymes work to speed up chemical reactions?
How does temperature affect the action of enzymes?
How does pH affect the action of enzymes?
How does substrate concentration affect the action of enzymes?
- Chemical Reactions
- Activation Energy
- Active Site
- Enzyme-Substrate Complex