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Infant Incubator Lesson 2

What do we know about Babies?

Student Sheet 

Teacher Answers 

Optional: "Preterm Infant Reader"

Estimated class Time:

One 40-minute class period


What do we know about babies?


  • Internet access

Lesson Level Learning Objectives:

  • Science and Engineering Practice 8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information 


  • The students will use various sources to research information about the needs of newborns and explain how the research pertains to the task of incubating premature babies.
  • Could begin with a video of a baby that students could then write questions about

What we Figured Out: 

  • Babies need to be able to breath oxygen.
  • Babies need to have a stable body temperature.
  • Babies need to stay warm.
  • Babies need to eat frequently.
  • Babies need to be cleaned frequently.
  • Babies need interaction with others.

Questions we still have:

  • How can we keep babies warm and meet their other needs as well?

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