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Innovating Science™ Enzymes and the Process of Digestion

Understanding the vital role that enzymes play in the process of human digestive

Supplier:  Innovating Science™ IS3009

Catalog No. S05800

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phenolphthalein, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.



  • All the food in the world is of no use if the human body does not have the ability to extract necessary nutrients from it
  • With this activity, students expose three nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and lipids) to different digestive enzymes
  • These samples tested against nutrients to which no enzymes are added to determine if the enzymes were effective in digesting the compounds
  • Upon completion, students understand the importance of the digestive system and the vital role enzymes play in releasing nutrients from food and converting them to a form usable by the body
  • Contains enough materials for 15 groups.
  • Kit Includes:
    • Pancreatin (Powder, 5 g)
    • Bile Salts (Powder, 0.25 g)
    • Albumin Egg (Powder, 2.5 g)
    • Soluble Starch (2.5 g)
    • Pepsin 1:10,000 (1 g)
    • Amylase Bacteriological Powder (25 g)
    • 0.1M Sodium hydroxide (25 mL)
    • 0.1M Hydrochloric acid (25 mL)
    • Biuret for protein test (25 mL)
    • 1% Phenolphthalein (25 mL)
    • Dilute lugols solution (25 mL)
    • Pure Olive Oil (25 mL)
    • 10 Plastic Pipets


DOT: Small quantity exemption 173.3. Package conforms to 49CFR 173.4.



Enzymes and the Process of Digestion Kit
7 to 14
Learning about the vital role that enzymes play in the human digestive process
9.75 x 6.25 x 4 in.
13 to 20
1 Kit
15 Lab Groups


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