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Teaching Enzymes in the digestive system

Enzymes in the digestive system

Chemical digestion could not take place without the help of digestive enzymes. An enzyme is a protein that speeds up chemical reactions in the body. Digestive enzymes speed up chemical reactions that break down large food molecules into small molecules.

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What role do enzymes play in helping the body digest food?
STANDARDS:
RST.2 - Main Ideas, RST.4 - Key Terms

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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