A Case of Unintentional Overdose


Follow the case of a teen with liver damage caused by an overdose of medicine.

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever found in many over-the-the counter (OTC) medicines and some prescription medicines. Acetaminophen overdose can cause liver damage leading to serious illness or death because the liver carries out many functions critical for maintaining homeostasis.

  • Follow the case of a teen with symptoms of liver damage.
  • Conduct simulated laboratory tests.
  • Analyze the medicines the teen took to determine if his symptoms are caused by a dangerous acetaminophen overdose.
  • Learn how liver damage can affect homeostasis.
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • 3 simulated medicine labels
  • Laboratory Test Sheet
  • Color Charts for Laboratory Tests
  • Blood Plasma (simulated)
  • Bilirubin Test Solution (simulated)
  • Albumin Test Solution (simulated)
  • ALT Enzyme Test Paper (simulated)
  • Labeled droppers for plasma and test solutions

Also Required

  • Safety goggles

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $16.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $16.10 each
  • 25+ kits: $15.26 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $113.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $108.25 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $38.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $37.00 each

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:


  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking - Apply mathematical concepts and/or processes (e.g., ratio, rate, percent, basic operations, simple algebra) to scientific and engineering questions and problems.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas


  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Scale, proportion and quantity - The significance of a phenomenon is dependent on the scale, proportion, and quantity at which it occurs.