Building Incubators, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about bioengineering and the survival of premature babies. The context is designing a temperature-regulated environment to help premature babies to survive.
Teachers' notes and the starter activity are included. The starter activity is based on a video clip found on the internet followed by a slide show. The slide show is missing from the files provided here.
* Premature babies and incubator design
* Designing and building a temperature controlled environment
* Evaluating measuring instruments
* Investigating body temperature
* Investigating the effect of mass on heat loss
* Frequency graphs
* Surface area:volume
* Mortality statistics
* Heat loss from babies
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