Enzyme Kinetics: A Biochemistry Crash Course

Enzymes are the worker bees of the cell. They are responsible for catalyzing the chemical reactions in biological systems. The sum total of all the chemical reactions that occur in a cell is called metabolism, and we refer to specific biological reactions as metabolic pathways.




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How to Perform Dimensional Analysis

In science, units are extremely important. The number 12 means absolutely nothing unless we know the units, whether it is time, length or pressure. Consequently, being able to manipulate these units is a key skill, especially for chemistry when certain equations require very specific units.




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The Ultimate Guide to SI Units and Unit Conversions

Units are extremely important in the study of science. Without them, a number is just a number without any meaning. The Système international d’unités (SI system) is a standard that simplifies international scientific communication. This system comprises seven base quantities and 16 prefixes that designate amount.




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The Ultimate Guide to the Mole

The mole, like grams or meters, is a unit of measurement that is part of the International System of Units (SI System). Essentially, the mole is used to define a specific number of something, similar to using the word “dozen” to define 12 things.




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Examples of NGSS Assessment for High School

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS standards, are new, internationally-benchmarked guidelines for science and engineering education in grades K-12. The new standards reflect an entirely new approach to teaching science in the United States and offer a framework for science education that better reflects the needs of modern society.




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What is the NGSS Framework?

If you’re a teacher of science and engineering, it’s likely the Next Generation Science Standards are coming your way. 40 states across the U.S. have expressed interest in adopting them, while 16 of those have already begun the implementation process.




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