Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems
Infant Incubator Lesson 1
Preterm Infant Problem
Estimated class Time:
Two 40-minute class periods
What is the global preterm infant problem?
- Large chart paper
Lesson Level Learning Objectives:
- Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
- Students will examine various graphs and infographics to learn about the mortality rates of preterm infants and the challenges they face after birth (i.e. staying warm).
What we Figured Out:
- Students will learn that preterm infants have higher mortality rates in some countries than in other countries.
- Students will learn that preterm infants have a low birth weight and have more difficulty staying warm than full term infants.
- Students will learn that there is a need to keep the babies warm.
Questions we still have:
- How can we keep the babies warm?
- How do we make heat?
- Why do they need heat?
- What temperature do they need?
- How long should it stay warm?
- How do we keep it warm for that long?
- What is preterm?
- Why are there more deaths in some countries and not in others?
- What materials do we have?
- What materials can we use?
- What do the materials cost?