The Kidney

Last topic for the HL Students!

The Kidney is great – it filters our blood, makes urine and ties together so many aspects of the course – cells, membrane transport, osmosis, chemistry of life, hormonal control. We can look at how it is similar to and different from the liver and how its structure reflects its function. I love the kidney.

Here’s the presentation, with some data-y questions at the end.

More resources here:

Best kidney animation ever from

Quick guide to thekidney from

Complete tutorial from Sumanas

Bilingual (Chinese and English) guide to the kidney, with rave tunes from

More Loop of Henle action from the University of Colorado

Hormonal control of ADH from McGraw Hill

Diabetes recap from MedMovie

Kidney quiz from ZeroBio

Want to see a kidney stone?

Find out more about kidney stones here.

About Stephen

International Educator: China via Japan, Indonesia & the UK. Director of Innovation in Learning & Teaching. Science educator. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer. MA International Education & current EdD student. Experienced Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator. Interested in curriculum, pedagogy, purposeful EdTech and global competence. Find out more: Science site:

Posted on February 18, 2009, in Homeostasis, Human Health & Physiology (Core & AHL) and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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