The Science of Babies (National Geographic)                               babyAnatomy & Physiology

1.  At birth, what is the biggest challenge that faces a newborn?

2.  What is the purpose of brown fat?

3.  Describe four reflexes babies are born with.



4.    Describe the experiment that supports the hypothesis that very young babies can do math.


5.   Why are the movements of babies so jerky?


6.  How does a cataract affect a baby’s vision development?


7.  Why is it important for a baby to recognize faces and emotion?  What happens to babies not exposed to faces?


8.  What changes occur in the body to make it easier for a baby to walk on two legs?  What advantage is bipedalism to us as a species?