Enzymes: The Induced Fit Model

What occurs once a substrate binds to a protein? High schoolers view a short animation to witness the action of substrate binding and the resulting changes that occur in the protein. They conclude the video with a short discussion about the consequences of incomplete protein binding.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Gather edible candies and construct a model, like the one used in the video, to represent an enzymatic protein reaction
  • Have different groups in the class research protein dysfunctions and their subsequent problems; they should report these findings as a slide presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Assist learners with any research or instruction as they complete activities associated with the video
Pros

  • Video segment may be used as a supplement to an already existing lesson plan on enzymatic reactions and protein binding
  • Allows for differentiated instruction to customize the material to meet class members' needs
Cons

  • None
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