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-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.