If you teach biochemistry, you will find numerous Vernier labs and products that can fit nicely into your curriculum.
Topics and Techniques
The following information lists common experiments performed in Introductory Biochemistry labs and the relevant technology.
|Experiment||Sensors and Equipment|
|Acid/base chemistry and buffer preparation|
|Protein and enzyme purification|
|Gel electrophoresis and Western blot (typically used in purification but can also be used in activity assays)|
|Determination of protein or enzyme purity|
|Enzyme activity assays|
|Analysis of carbohydrates and lipids|
Experiments from Vernier Lab Books
These are several experiments from our lab books that can be used in biochemistry labs, illustrating some of the techniques mentioned above.
- Experiment 2: Enzyme action: testing catalase activity with an O2 Sensor and/or Gas Pressure Sensor
- Experiment 4B: Photosynthesis
- Experiment 6B: Analysis of precut lambda DNA
- Experiment 13: The visible spectra of plant pigments
- Experiment 14: Determination of chlorophyll in olive oil
- Experiment 15: Enzyme analysis using tyrosinase
- Experiment 16: Introduction to neurotransmitters using acetyocholinesterase (ACHe)
- Experiment 17: Experiments with proteins