Investigating the Effect of Temperature on the Activity of Lipase

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How does temperature affect lipase activity? Young scholars conduct an experiment to collect data on the interaction of lipase at different temperatures. They add lipase to a solution of milk, sodium carbonate, and phenolphthalein and record the time it takes for a color change to occur. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have each group complete the activity at a different temperature; to save time, compile the data for use as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an understanding of the behavior of phenolphthalein
  • Gather necessary materials prior to the experiment 
Pros

  • Provides options for additional experiments on the same topic
  • Includes ideas to vary the experiment to emphasize different concepts
Cons

  • None