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A dissected kidney is used to explain the filtering of blood by the human kidneys and the production of urine that passes down the ureter to the bladder.
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26 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Use this clip as a starting point for research into the structure and functions of the kidney. Students should identify and research the main parts of the kidney, notably the glomerulus mentioned in the clip. The process of diffusion and microfiltration could be researched and presented to the group. Comparison could be made with kidney dialysis, with both processes of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis looked at.