pH: The Secret Alliance of Kidneys and Lungs
Investigate how two very different organs, the kidneys and the lungs, work together to keep the human body in its narrow, life-sustaining pH range. Learn about the anatomy and functions of these vital organs by comparing models to dissected sheep and pig organs. Discuss the effects of diseases, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Type II Diabetes, on the ability of kidney and lung tissues to maintain pH homeostasis. This program is 1 1/2 hours long. This program takes place in the Micro World Investigate Lab.
Science Curriculum Correlation(s):Bio.1.2, Chm.3.2, PSc.2.2
Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2015–2016 school year begins Tuesday, August 11, 2015. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit. To schedule this program, contact Debbie Huston, Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available August 11, 2015).
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