Overview: In this lab, students will examine the effect of catalase concentration on the rate of hydrogen peroxide breakdown. This lab can be easily expanded to include student-centered investigations. This lab includes an at-home lab option.
Curriculum Connections: enzyme function, factors that can influence enzyme-catalyzed reactions, serial dilutions
Experimental Timing: From start to finish this lab can be completed in a single 55-60 minute class period. For additional information, see "Instructor Planning Guide" in the Teacher Materials.
Specialized Equipment Required: non-treated 24-well plates • fruit fly vials or clear scintillation vials • p20 and p1000 micropipettes (optional) *At-home lab is designed to be done with materials that can be found at home.