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American Educational Products How Poisons Work Investigation Products for Science Education

Demonstrate the effects of poisons on enzymes and healthy cell life.

Manufacturer:  American Educational Products R100850

Catalog No. S25012

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  • 15 Lab Lids™ reaction plates
  • Glucose testing strips
  • Razor blades
  • Hydrogen peroxide solution
  • Leaded paint
  • Unleaded paint
  • One pack each of starch and glucose
  • Two dropper bottles each of lead nitrate, mercuric nitrate and Lugol's solution
  • Dispensing bottle
  • Dropper bottle of HCl solution
  • 30 student guides
  • Teacher's manual



Kit activities show students how the life of the cell depends on the activity of enzymes, and how the normal function of enzymes may be disrupted by metabolic poisons. Examine enzyme specificity and observe the effects of temperature and pH on the rates of enzymatic reactions.

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Class size: 30 students.



12 lab groups
Students can observe the normal activity of enzymes, then explore the effects of two chemical poisons on enzymes- lead and mercury
How Poisons Work Kit
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