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Product 13857

By: The Flinn Staff

In the Estimating Hemoglobin Concentration Laboratory Kit for anatomy and physiology, estimate the amount of hemoglobin in a small sample of blood using a colormetric method.

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Simple blood tests can reveal important clues about a person’s overall health. In this hands-on lab activity, students will estimate the amount of hemoglobin in a small sample of blood using a colorimetric method. By comparing the color of their own blood to that of a standardized color chart, students will gain insight into the function and properties of hemoglobin in blood and the relationship of hemoglobin concentration to anemia. Human blood is used in this kit—please ensure an appropriate biohazard plan is available before performing this lab activity. Activity is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a diagnostic test.

Kit includes enough materials for 30 students. Disinfecting solution and a biohazard bag are required and sold separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.