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Building Incubators

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.

Starter activity
* 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

Cross-curricular activities
* Mortality statistics
* Heat loss from babies

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