1. Develop a testable hypothesis regarding the effect of an acidic fluid on enzyme activity.
2. Design an experiment to test your hypothesis. Make a list of all the materials you will need to conduct your experiment and then procure them. Record in advance all the steps you plan to take when executing the experiment. Design and prepare data tables in which you will record your data and observations while executing the experiment. Decide and make note of how you plan to analyze the data you collect.
3. Conduct the experiment. Record any modifications you had to make to the steps in the experiment as you execute them, including details pertaining to amounts or types of materials used. Record all data you collect and observations you make while executing the experiment.
4. Analyze your results (data and observations). As appropriate, calculate means, prepare summary data tables, refine how you will present your data in your report, prepare graphs of data, etc.
5. Use your knowledge of enzymes to interpret your results. It may be helpful for you to refer to your lab manual, textbook, or other sources.
6. Decide whether or not the data you collected supports your hypothesis. Determine whether or not you will accept or reject your hypothesis.
7. Formulate a conclusion about the effect of an acidic fluid on enzyme activity.