Review for:What is an Enzyme

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posted: on December 30, 2007 at 11:52AM

My rating of this resource: ****

My experience using this resource:
AP Biology

Topic I was teaching:

My learning goal for which this resource was used:
As part of the metabolism unit students needed to understand how enzymes work. This is a kinetic process and looking at still images is not as helpful as having a moving model of the process.

Course Level:
A.P., Honors or Advanced

How I/my students used the resource:
After doing reading and having a discussion on inhibitors, allosteric enzymes, and feedback inhibition we watched the animations in class. I projected it onto the Smart-Board so we could discuss it as a class.

Value Added:
Provides visualization or animation, Provides additional content, Increases student engagement and motivation

It is very easy to navigate and does an excellent job introducing basic enzyme concepts and has additional models for more advanced topics. The animation moves slow enough that students can observe what is happening and predict the outcome of the feedback inhibition animation.

It does not illustrate the induced fit model.

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