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How the Body Works - Skin
Take an elevator down under the surface of the skin! Animations show that new skin cells are formed and the old ones are shed in the epidermis, how melanin provides color and nerves and blood vessels reside in the dermis, and what the roles of the skin are.
6 mins 4th - 8th Science 6 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Skin: The Behavior and Health Connection
Middle schoolers explore how personal behavior can affect health, especially the health of your skin. They become better aware of how their personal behavior and the environment can have a considerable impact on their health in general. Students recognize that good health and longevity depend on keeping the body in good operating condition.
6th - 8th Science 20 Views 30 Downloads
Variation in Human Skin Color
Students explore factors that control variation in human skin color and the implications of this information for human society. They understand that skin color is no longer considered a credible scientific standard by which to classify people into different races.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 23 Downloads
Skin Trade Book Quiz
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Skin Trade." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and popularity of other books at the same time.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Skin: Skin Prints
Students explore human anatomy by participating in a print experiment. In this human skin lesson, students define the term "epidermis" and utilize computer paper, pencils, tape and baby wipes to create a print of their own skin. Students compare the other student prints with their own.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 32 Downloads
Skin and Sports
The topic is protecting our own protective covering: the skin. In particular, the information deals with sweating as a means of temperature regulation and the need to wear clothing appropriate for allowing the process to occur. Learners also read about contusions, blisters, and sun damage.
4th - 8th Science 27 Views 18 Downloads
Skin Cancer Lesson Plan
Skin care is a topic often overlooked in the health curriculum. This should not be the case because most types of skin cancer can be prevented, or if detected early enough, can be successfully treated. So take the time to teach your classes about skin cancer, melanoma, and carcinoma.
9th - 12th Health 13 Views 49 Downloads
Biology: Sun, Skin and Cancer
Students identify basic components of skin on a cross sectional diagram. They provide a basic description of cancer in terms of cell biology. Students explore the ABCD of skin cancer/mole evaluation and perform their own evaluation of "test moles.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 88 Downloads
Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color
"What Darwin could not appreciate...is that there is a fundamental relationship between the intensity of ultraviolet radiation and skin pigmentation, and that skin pigmentation itself was a product of evolution." Viewers are provided with an informative and detailed review of the evolution of human skin color, from Darwin's rejection of human skin pigmentation as related to climate, to our ability today to collect satellite data of radiation at the Earth's surface and track relationships between skin pigmentation and ultraviolet rays.
15 mins 9th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Art About Me- The Skin You Live In
Students read the text The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler. In this literacy lesson plan, students discuss the characters in the text and the various shades of skin they observed on each page. Students read the beautiful descriptions of the various skin colors and develop their own creative description.
K - 2nd Science 8 Views 42 Downloads
Skin Cancer Prevention
Students discuss skin cancer prevention. In this skin cancer lesson, students read a pamphlet that tells the causes of skin cancer and what you can do to prevent it. Students will choose from a variety of projects which focus on skin cancer prevention methods.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Fun in the Sun: Skin Cancer in the United States
Students explore skin cancer rates within the United States. In this social studies instructional activity, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Students write a public service announcement about sun safety.
4th - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 22 Downloads
Bones, Muscles and Skin
Learners determine the functions of the skin, skeletal and muscular systems, and determine how they are related. Students access online resources to research information about the bones, muscles, and skin. Then learners complete a creative writing activity and an acrostic poem illustrating what they have learned.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Fluff, Feathers, Spikes, And Skin
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Fluff, Feathers, Spikes, and Skin. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads