At a Glance

Discipline

  • Biology

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP

Course

  • General Biology II

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Whole Class

Type of Tasks

  • Discussing
  • Reviewing & assessing peers
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Taking a quiz & test

Technical Details

Useful Technologies

  • Clicker System

Time

Single class period (< 90 mins)

Purpose

  • Application & practice

Overview

In this peer-instruction case study, students will learn about enzymology and the difference between competitive and non-competitive inhibitors.

Students take the role of an enzymologist and are given a dataset with enzyme activity. They are then tasked to identify the type of inhibitor acting on the enzyme by analyzing the data. This case study uses the flipped classroom strategy in which students will prepare for the task by watching videos, reading and performing a quiz before entering the classroom. Assigned videos to watch: Read More +

In this peer-instruction case study, students will learn about enzymology and the difference between competitive and non-competitive inhibitors.

Students take the role of an enzymologist and are given a dataset with enzyme activity. They are then tasked to identify the type of inhibitor acting on the enzyme by analyzing the data. This case study uses the flipped classroom strategy in which students will prepare for the task by watching videos, reading and performing a quiz before entering the classroom. Assigned videos to watch: Enzymes, Enzyme regulation. In the classroom, students are asked to produce two enzymatic activity assay graphs as well as answer multiple choice questions to strengthen their understanding of enzymes.

Read Less -

Instructional Objectives

  • To learn about enzymes and how they are regulated;
  • To appreciate how we determine the type of inhibitors affect enzymes using data.

Workflow & Materials

Activity Workflow

What numbers tell us about enzyme inhibition

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Concepts & Learning Outcomes

Teacher Instructions

Download

Enzymes Questions

ConcepTest Questions

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Enzymology - Catalase Inhibition

Worksheet / Problem set

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Contributor's Notes

Edward Awad
Edward Awad

Vanier College, Montreal, QC

Benefits

  • This case study presents the students with a real-world scenario in research and asks them to solve it;
  • Students learn how to plot data and infer conclusions from the data.

Challenges

  • The students tend to have difficulty with excel and producing a meaningful and properly labelled graph on excel.

Tips

  • Students require guidance and help reading the data, analyzing it, and plotting it using excel.

Applied Strategies

  1. 1
    Case Studies
  2. 2
    Just in Time Teaching (JiTT)
  3. 3
    Flipped Classroom
  4. 4
    Peer Instruction

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