Salivary Amylase and Starch Digestion


Amylase is an enzyme found in human saliva. This enzyme can digest starch molecules and break them down to sugar molecules. (A starch molecule is a polymer of sugar molecules).

Learning about the role of enzymes in digestion can help us to understand the body metabolism and the way that foods digest and become usable for the body.

 Project description:
In this project you will experiment the effect of Amylase enzyme on starch. Find out how different factors such as temperature and pH affect the rate or speed of digestion.
 Details of this project
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