Ages 6 and up
What exactly is a redox reaction? Students will learn that Reduction – Oxidation Reaction describe all chemical reaction where the atoms have changed their oxidation number (simply the exchange of electrons). Enzymes are also very important for these reactions to take place and this lab will demonstrate this as well. The interaction of enzymes will be discussed and how they specifically relate to this lab as well as the bigger picture. Students will then learn how to use a spectrophotometer to read the levels of specific proteins and enzymes from their turnip.