Enzyme instigator: a portable suitcase exhibit for ninth grade biology



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The goal of this project was to create a portable science suitcase exhibit that ninth grade biology teachers can utilize when teaching students the complex concepts of enzymes. I created a homework handout, animation, game, hands-on models, laboratory experiments and an easy to use instruction manual. This suitcase was created to bridge the gaps between required information for standardized testing and the details presented to them in current text books. The entire suitcase was evaluated by current ninth grade biology teachers for its ease and usefulness inside their classes. The suitcase's influence on students' interest, performance and retention will be tested by DISD, STARS, and APS once the suitcase has been incorporated into the curriculum.