Feb 9, 2014
- A collection of animations on how to measure enzyme kinetics and use the Michaelis Menton equation.
- Type of Material:
- Recommended Uses:
- In class demonstration or out of class review.
- Technical Requirements:
- Shockwave and Quicktime.
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- No stated learning goals on the site but it is clear that the animations intend to help viewers understand enzyme kinetics.
- Target Student Population:
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- Knowledge of enzymes, substrates and products
- A mathematical background with at least College Algebra or better
- Basic biochemistry or cell biology
- Well designed, thorough and complete explanation of enzyme kinetics
- Animation breaks the process down into discrete steps-Clear and simple presentation of concepts
- Videos were a little small. It would be nice to be able to enlarge
- Not particularly interactive, more of a tutorial that students watch
- Could design assignments based on the tutorial
- Written in an easy to read format with good graphics that clearly illustrate the process
- Derives equations along with diagrams and explanations of the process
- Easily steps a student through the information needed to understand Vmax, Km, and Initial Velocity
- No practice problems or assignments based on the activity
- A brief introduction to math behind the calculation of Vmax, Km and Initial Velocity would help some students
- Very simple format that is easy to navigate
- Table of contents along the side
- Scroll bar at the bottom of each animation allows the student to control the pace
- Other Issues and Comments:
- No additional comments.
- Creative Commons: