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Urinalysis Using Simulated Urine

BR3008

Innovating Science™

Urinalysis, one of the oldest medical diagnostic tests performed, is to this day still one of the most common. In this activity, students will use simulated urine to avoid the unpleasantness of using the real thing while still performing actual tests used on real urine samples. Students will examine the simulated urine for factors such as pH, color, clarity, as well as test for the presence or absence of proteins, glucose, and calcium. The students will then examine the samples microscopically to determine if crystals may be present in any of the samples. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups of students. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included. Needed but not supplied are a hot water bath, glass test tubes, and compound microscopes (4X/10X/40X).

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Kit Includes:
4 Simulated Urine Samples, 250mL each
Patient X
Patient Y
Patient Z
Control
2 x 25mL Benedict’s Qualitative
2 x 25mL Biuret Reagent
2 x 25mL Sulkowitch Reagent
1 pkg. pH Test Strips, 100/Vial
1 box Microscope Slides
1 pkg. Coverslips
60 Graduated Plastic Cups, 30mL
60 Graduated Pipettes, 1mL

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.3
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*"Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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