Energy Flow and Enzymes Resources
An article from the BBC describing how the enzymes in a cow's stomach may help green energy efforts. Finally. Those cows have gotten pretty lazy...just wandering around meadows and eating all day. Actually, that sounds like a pretty nice life.
An overview of enzymes on The Royal Society of Chemistry's website. It's chock full of all sorts of chemistry and biology information and quizzes.
Thorough explanation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Don't fret, beloved Shmoopers. The guy who wrote this is a chemistry professor who has tons of experience teaching thermodynamics to non-scientists.
A ball-and-stick molecular animation video of enzymes. It's a great short overview...just in case you're a little lost on the whole enzymes thing.
A 3D video of the catalytic cycle and inhibition in enzymes. No special glasses required.
A whole lot, that's what. The BBC comes to the rescue again!
A clip from one of our favorite shows, The Simpsons. Be warned: this clip is pure physics. Well, mixed in with some Simpson-y goodness.
Don't mind the ominous, disaster movie-esque soundtrack at the beginning. This video provides all sorts of real-life examples of enzymes.
Oh yes, we saw your ears perk at the mention of sustenance. Take a look at how exactly enzymes interact with your food.
With a name like Linus, you know this guy's legit. Watch as the good chemist describes a possible application of using enzymes.
A podcast describing the discovery of helpful sushi-digesting enzymes in Japanese people and not American people.
Check out the NPR website for a picture of "galactic disorder and death," also know as an increase in entropy as a star starts to explode.
A photo of the enzyme gyrase binding to a single DNA molecule at multiple sites. Yeah.
Again, physics alert. Learn everything you'll ever need to know about thermodynamics. Just kidding! This video probably won't teach you everything you need to know, but it is catchy. Heat is work and work is heat and work is heat and heat is work.
We imagine that this is what would happen if Monty Python met Biology. Actually, this song is done by another one of our favorite bands, Moxy Früvous.