Education

pH: The Secret Alliance of Kidneys and Lungs

Location: 
Nature Research Center
Dates Available: 
October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015
Times Available: 
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am & 11:45am
Type of School: 
Home School,
Private,
Public
Grade Level: 
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Class Size: 
minimum 8, maximum 30
Month: 
January,
February,
March,
April,
May,
October,
November,
December
Requirements: 
Must register for program at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit.
Fee: 
$70 per program

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 compar-ing 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 2014–2015 school year begins Wednesday, August 13, 2014. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit. To schedule this program, contact the Debbie Huston, Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form.
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