The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Bioscience Education and Outreach Program

SciTech Student Learning Laboratory

Looking into Lactase Lab
Appropriate for grades 9 through 12

Picture of a carton of milk and two capsules of liquidStudents will explore and investigate the specificity of enzymes. They will act as technicians in a biotechnology industry lab that is developing a product for lactose intolerance. They will perform tests on the newly developed lactase enzyme for effectiveness on its substrate while changing the pH and temperature of its environment. Discover what you know about enzymes used in everyday products and how enzymes are used in biotechnology research. The following is available for printing and download:




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