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Infant Incubator Lesson 19

Which type of heat source remains most constant?

Student Sheet 

Teacher Answers 

Estimated class Time:

One 40-minute class period


Which of the heat sources best meets the needs of the project?


  • Goggles
  • Thermometer
  • CaCl2
  • Distilled water
  • Hot hands packs
  • Paraffin packs
  • Graduated cylinder
  • Metric scale
  • Foam plate
  • Tongs
  • Hot plate on which to boil water
  • Oven mitts

Lesson Level Learning Objectives:

  • MS-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.


  • What combination of heat sources will produce the best incubator

What we Figured Out: 

  • How effective is a phase change material and is that the best option in our application

Questions we still have:

  • How effective will the incubator be?


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