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Biochemistry science project topics can be some of the most fascinating to explore. You only have to look at the process by which your body extracts the energy it needs to grow from the foods you eat to see why.
Below you will find a description of the science fair categories that cover the most common biochemistry topics. You will also find a large collection science project topics covering the different branches of science so make sure to check them out for some great ideas.
Your doctor might have advised you to make sure you have a balanced diet so that you have the proper level of vitamins in your body to keep it healthy. Or you might have even heard others raving on about antioxidants and how important they are in maintaining health and wellness.
It is the study of biochemistry that has contributed to much of this knowledge we have today of the benefits of important substances such as vitamins and antioxidants.
Specifically, biochemistry involves the study of the chemical processes that occur within living organisms. Of particular interest is the study of the structure and function of the components that make up cells in living organisms.
These include substances such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; the components that make up DNA and RNA.
The main aim of biochemistry is to study how the chemicals that are found in the body cause and influence the processes that take place in the cells of living organisms. This in turn is what leads to a better understanding of organisms as a whole.
The science fair category used in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for biochemistry topics is the biochemistry science fair category. If your competition is an Intel affiliated science fair then it highly likely that the science fair categories from which you can pick science project topics have been drawn from the Intel science fair.
The biochemistry science fair category is divided into a several subcategories that cover various biochemistry topics. These cover some great areas of study and you will definitely not have any problems coming up with science fair topic ideas in this category.
Down below you will find a description of each of the biochemistry topics subcategories that you can use as a guide to help you find science project topics or science fair topic ideas.
General Biochemistry: As the name suggests, this subcategory covers biochemistry from a general and broad point of view. The particular focus of this category is the study of the chemical processes that take place within living organisms. This category draws from the many branches of chemistry.
Metabolism: In this category, the study of the process by which chemical compounds are modified inside living organisms and cells is covered. This category offers some great opportunities for exploring biochemistry science projects topics. You could for example look into the process by which the cells in the body derive energy from the food that people eat.
Structural Biochemistry: This category covers some of the most fundamental biochemistry topics. The study of the structure and physical properties of biological molecules is covered with a particular emphasis on proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and the way in which enzymes work in speeding up chemical reactions.
Biochemistry is a fascinating area to explore and you will definitely have no problems coming up with great science fair topic ideas in this category. For some great ideas, hop to the biochemistry science project topics section or if you would like more topic ideas from the various branches of science, the science fair topics section will have what you need.
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Champe, Pamela C., Richard A. Harvey, and Denise R. Ferrier. Biochemistry. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. Print.