Life Support for a Developing Baby

Catalog #STO-139

Make a model placenta to investigate effects of prenatal exposures.

Time To Complete Time to complete: Two 40-minute class periods
  • Create a model placenta and investigate whether alcohol and viruses can move from a mother's blood to her developing baby.
  • Explore the effects of prenatal exposure to hazardous substances and pathogens that can cause birth defects.

Limit 1 free sample per customer

Quantity Price
1 - 9$16.00 ea.
10 - 24$15.20 ea.
25 - 1000$14.40 ea.
- $ ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • 1 plastic cup labeled “Placenta”
  • 2 pieces of dialysis tubing
  • 1 tube of simulated “Mother’s Blood”
  • 1 tube of simulated “Baby’s Blood”
  • 1 dropper
  • Alcohol and Rubella Virus Test Sheet
  • 1 strip of simulated “Alcohol test paper”
  • 1 strip of simulated “Rubella virus test paper”
  • Instructions for Alcohol and Rubella Virus Tests
  • Diagrams of Baby’s Life Support - sheet of cut-outs
  • A Baby’s Life Support System - information sheet
  • Effects of Harmful Substances and Pathogens on Prenatal Development - chart

Also required: Scissors, safety goggles

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Refill Your Kit

Life Support for a Developing Baby – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-139U

Unassembled packs contain materials for 10 kits.

  • All supplies, lab materials, and printed labels
  • Student instructions copy master
  • Easy to follow instructions for kit assembly
Quantity Price
1 - 9$130.00 ea.
10 - 1000$123.50 ea.

Life Support for a Developing Baby – 10 Kit Refill Pack

Catalog # STO-139R

Refill packs contain materials to replace consumable supplies for 10 kits.

Quantity Price
1 - 9$60.00 ea.
10 - 1000$57.00 ea.

Teacher Testimonial

Excellent organization and scaffolding for students.

- High School biology teacher (MD)

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STO-139