Life Support for a Developing Baby
$17.30 – $140.60
Make a model placenta to investigate effects of prenatal exposures.
- 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.
- 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
- 1 – 9 kits: $17.30 each
- 10 – 24 kits: $16.44 each
- 25+ kits: $15.57 each
- 1 – 9 packs: $140.60 each
- 10+ packs: $133.57 each
- 1 – 9 packs: $71.38 each
- 10+ packs: $67.81 each
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Science & Engineering Practices
Developing and Using Models - Develop and use a model to describe a phenomenon.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function - In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.
Systems and System Models - Models (e.g., physical, mathematical, computer models) can be used to simulate systems and interactions — including energy, matter, and information flows — within and between systems at different scales.