Enzyme Kinetics Webinar


April 21, 2010
Cindy Gay
Steamboat Springs High School
Steamboat Springs, CO

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Enzymes are critical to life and are central in any life science curriculum. The study of enzymes provides many opportunities to incorporate best teaching practices, but how excited and engaged are your students? As a case study for enzymes and factors that affect enzymatic reactions, biofuel production is a hot topic that connects many big ideas in both biology and environmental science. Looking at enzymes in this light allows us to explore enzyme activity and use a hands-on lab exercise to teach about enzymes. This webinar describes why it's important to teach about enzymes and their function, regulation, and industrial applications. The webinar includes tips for engaging students that have proven successful in the classroom.

Webinar agenda:

  • Why teach about enzymes
  • Enzymes overview: function, regulation, and STEM applications
  • Biofuels as a case study for real-world applications of enzymes
  • Hands-on labs for teaching

About the speaker:
Cindy Gay completed her undergraduate and graduate work in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado. For the past twenty-nine years, she has taught biology to students ranging from middle school to college undergraduates. A nationally Board Certified teacher, Cindy is currently teaching Biology, AP Biology, and Anatomy/Physiology at Steamboat Springs High School in Colorado. She has been recognized for her teaching, curriculum, and staff development as a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Outstanding Biology Teacher, Amgen Award for Excellence in Science Education, and Teacher of the Year.