A Kidney Problem?


Does your patient have kidney disease?

You suspect that your patient may have kidney disease.

  • Analyze simulated urine samples to determine if your patient’s symptoms might be caused by kidney disease.
  • Create a model to learn about normal kidney function.
  • Propose an explanation for the patient’s urine test results.
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • Student instructions
  • Kidneys, Nephrons, and the Urinary System color graphic
  • Kidney Function Chart
  • Simulated “Patient Urine”
  • Simulated Urine test Strip
  • “Renal Artery” and “Renal Vein” cups
  • “Nephron” bowl
  • “Glomerulus” screen
  • “Blood Components” – bag of beads
  • 3 labeled spoons – “Amino Acid Transport Protein”, “Glucose Transport Protein”, and “Salt Transport Protein”

Also Required

  • Water
  • Safety goggles

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $15.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $15.15 each
  • 25+ kits: $14.36 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $107.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $102.55 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $23.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $22.75 each

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

Performance Expectations:

HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Developing and Using Models - Develop, revise, and/or use a model based on evidence to illustrate and/or predict the relationships between systems or between components of a system

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS1.A: Structure and Function - Multicellular organisms have a hierarchical structural organization, in which any one system is made up of numerous parts and is itself a component of the next level.

  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Systems and System Models - models (e.g., physical, mathematical, computer models) can be used to simulate the flow of energy, matter, and interactions within and between systems at different scales.