Reflection: Coherence Enzymes and Substrate Concentration Lab - Section 4: Independent Practice


The close read strategy is an effective tool for the science classroom, especially as it relates to students reading lab procedures.  So often, students will fail to read a lab and rely on the summary provided during guided practice.  To eliminate this, I require students to perform a close read for an allotted amount of time before I allow them to collect materials for the lab.

I try to walk around and ask specific questions about  the lab procedure to asses whether students know what they are expected to know or do during the lab. As a form of assessment, ask students to show you how to adjust the pH or substrate levels.

It is also helpful to link struggling readers with stronger readers so that they can work through the close read together and everyone will be clear about what to do.

  Coherence: Close Read
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Enzymes and Substrate Concentration Lab

Unit 5: Unit 2- Cells
Lesson 30 of 30

Objective: Students will determine the effects of substrate concentration and pH on the rate of a catalyzed reaction.

Big Idea: Substrate concentration matters.

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reactants, Science, catalyst, catabolic reactions, substrate, online simulation
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