Learn the role of the kidney in blood filtration and waste removal along with the many tasks performed by the functional units of the kidney, called nephrons, as well as nephron structure. Students will create an artificial kidney model to filter a simulated blood solution, and will be able to visually determine if filtration of the simulated blood occurred. They will also perform chemical tests on the resulting filtrate to detect any possible waste material that may have been removed by the artificial kidney. Kit contains an Instruction Manual and enough materials for 2 groups.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B; LS1.A
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; MS-LS1-3; HS-LS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Systems and System Models; Stability and Change
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
10mL Simulated Unfiltered Blood
250mL Deionized Water
2 pc. Dialysis Tubing
2 Plastic Cups
4 Salt Test Strips
4 Urea Test Strips
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzidine-based dyes, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.