Urinalysis is one of the oldest medical diagnostic tests, and is still one of the most commonly used tests to this day. In this activity, students will perform a urinalysis on four different samples of simulated urine. Using a standard urinalysis test strip, students will determine the pH of the samples and test for the presence or absence of glucose, protein, and ketones. Students will then analyze the results of the tests to determine a potential diagnosis for each patient. Kit contains an Instruction Manual and enough material for 2 groups of students.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A
Performance Expectations: MS-LS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Systems and System Models
Engineering Practices: Engaging in Argument from Evidence
4 Simulated urine samples, 40 mL each:
8 Urine test strips
8 Plastic cups
2 Color charts
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