What do pizza, milk shakes, and ice cream sundaes have in common, besides being delicious and loaded with calories? You might be surprised to learn that these foods, because they contain dairy products, cannot be eaten by the majority of people around the world. Dairy products contain the sugar molecule lactose, and the majority of people on the planet slowly begin to lose the ability to digest lactose after the age of 2. This kit contains all the materials you need to explore the biochemical basis for lactose intolerance by studying the activity of lactase, the enzyme responsible for the ability to digest lactose. Following the procedures in Science Buddies project "Understanding Lactose Intolerance" you will run a series of tests to explore the enzymology of lactase activity.
Kits contain tested materials to ensure that you have what you need to successfully complete your science project, have fun, and learn some science along the way!10% of proceeds go to support Science Buddies!