Creating a kidney working model using plastic materials for a science exhibition can be an engaging and educational project.
Below is a step-by-step guide to help you build a simple kidney model using plastic bottles, trays, tubes, cardboard, and colored paper.
- Plastic bottles (2)
- Plastic tray
- Plastic tubes or straws (clear or colored)
- Colored paper
- Markers, paints, or other decorative materials
- Glue or tape
- Small sponge or cotton balls
- Labels and markers for labeling parts
Step by Step Video Instructions of Kidney working model:
1. Prepare the Base:
- Use a plastic tray as the base for your kidney model.
2. Create Kidney Shape:
- Cut one of the plastic bottles in half vertically, creating two semi-circular shapes. Attach these semi-circles to the plastic tray to form the kidney shape.
3. Tubules and Blood Vessels:
- Use plastic tubes or straws to represent the tubules and blood vessels in the kidney. Connect these tubes to various parts of the kidney shape.
- Create small structures using colored paper to represent nephrons. Attach these structures along the tubules.
- Use another plastic bottle (uncut) to represent the ureter. Attach it to the kidney model.
6. Collecting Ducts:
- Use more plastic tubes or straws to represent the collecting ducts. Connect them to the nephrons and lead them towards the ureter.
- Create small ball-like structures using colored paper to represent glomeruli. Attach these structures at the beginning of the tubules.
8. Decorate and Label:
- Decorate the model using colored paper, markers, or paints. Label the different parts of the kidney, such as the renal cortex, renal medulla, and renal pelvis.
9. Add Water for Simulation:
- Pour water into the kidney model to simulate the flow of blood and urine.