Practical protocols
Oyster cap mushrooms Print E-mail

mushrooms.pngHow to grow oyster mushrooms at home

Oyster cap mushrooms can easily be grown on clean, moistened toilet paper. This method is a good introduction to mycology, particularly for younger school pupils, because after the initial incubation the mushrooms appear within days. Investigations into the effect of light and ventilation on the shape of fruiting bodies can also be carried out.

 

 

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Peeling citrus fruits Print E-mail

orange.pngPectinase provides a gentle way to peel citrus fruits

A simple practical protocol, allowing students to investigate how enzymes may be used to remove the peel from citrus and other fruits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE RAW AND THE COOKED Print E-mail

beef.pngThe influence of temperature on the colour of meat

Different portions of minced meat are warmed up in a hot water bath to different temperatures from 50 to 80 °C and immediately cooled down in iced water. The meat is filtered and the colour of the supernatant is evaluated.

 

 

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Better milk for cats Print E-mail

catmilk.pngImmobilised lactase used to make lactose-reduced milk

This simple practical investigation introduces students to the principles of digestion and enzyme immobilisation.

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More juice from apples Print E-mail

applejuice.pngPectinases and cellulases can be used to enhance the yield of juice from apples and similar fruits

A simple practical protocol, allowing students to investigate how enzymes may be used to enhance the yield of fruit juice from apples and similar fruits.

 

 

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