TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 4B: Race for the Pure: Blood Cleansing in the Kidneys

Students will race against a simulated kidney in filtering toxins from simulated blood.

Objectives: 
  • Explore the structure and function of the kidneys
  • Discuss the limitations of the kidney model used in this activity
  • Explain why the function of the kidney is so important
  • Explain how diabetes and high blood pressure affects kidney function
Keywords: 

Kidney, kidney model, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney function

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Activity Code: 
4B
Unit Reference: 
Cast Your Net: Adventures With Blood
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 4: Plasmalympics: Cleaning Your Blood