Kidney Dissection


Jessica Bader

Abraham Joshua Heschel School, Manhattan

Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

August 2011



Subject:  Living Environment/Biology

Grade Level: 9th and 10th

Duration:  1-2 periods (45 minutes each)


Aim:  For students to dissect the kidney and to familiarize themselves with the anatomy and physiology of the excretory system.


Materials and Prep:  

Prior Knowledge: The dissection should act as a review at the end of excretory system. Students must understand the vocabulary, function and structure of the kidney as part of the excretory system. 


Methods and Procedure: Use Key Dissection Guide


National Science Standards: 

Key Idea 4

Performance indicator 1.2

Major Understanding a, b, c, f, g, i