Biology Answers: How do enzymes work?

Post your biology questions and biology answers here. That’s what this site is for. Someone asked me how it is possible specifically for enzymes to lower the activation energy of a chemical reaction. It came up with digestive enzymes that Continue reading Biology Answers: How do enzymes work?

Science Scholarship: Up to $10,000 for Energy Sustainability

If you’re an outstanding student with a commitment to working on bio-energy or other forms of sustainability, this science scholarship might be for you. The deadline is April 10th, and five science scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be Continue reading Science Scholarship: Up to $10,000 for Energy Sustainability

New Science Standards: Spot the patterns!

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Are Coming Soon. But the story started long ago… Ideas that form the Next Generation Science Standards have been around for centuries. In the 1940s a biochemist named Erwin Chargaff analyzed the DNA of Continue reading New Science Standards: Spot the patterns!

Science Learning Game: Blood Typing

I still get blood types mixed up sometimes in my own head. This is why I was glad to hear that the Nobel foundation is hosting a science learning game to help practice blood typing. (If you’re viewing this page Continue reading Science Learning Game: Blood Typing

Chemical Reactions: A basic tutorial

On Saturday I was making cinnamon rolls for my family. And it occurred to me how many chemical reactions take place in everyday processes. When I make a batch of cinnamon rolls, a lot of chemical reactions are taking place. Continue reading Chemical Reactions: A basic tutorial