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Students work in small groups researching different aspects of the sun and skin. The groups summarize and answer questions about the material in a presentation to the class.
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. Even sweat glands are explained. It'll be no sweat for you to teach a lesson on skin using the resources that accompany this clever clip!
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.
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.
In this skin, tongue, and nose learning exercise, students answer multiple choice and short answer questions about the skin, tongue, and nose. students complete 19 questions.
In this fiction books instructional activity, 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.
Students explore human anatomy by participating in a print experiment. For 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.
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. There isn't much to the instructional activity other than reading an article online and answering comprehension questions, but you may find it useful as an informational text exercise.
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. But more importantly, how to take care of themselves to prevent over-exposure to the sun. Definitely worth the time it would take you to teach!
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." They name the three kinds of skin cancer and describe where in the skin they originate.
Review the "Bill Nye - Skin" video by having students answer the questions with fill in the blanks, listing, labeling, and coloring diagram answers. They will write 20 answers.
In this "Bill Nye: Skin" video review activity, students watch the movie and respond to 20 fill in the blank and short answer questions regarding information from the documentary pertaining to human skin.
Students read the text The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler. In this literacy lesson, 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.
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.
Students explore human adaptations to environment. In this Nunamiut lesson plan, students study the construction or caribou skin tents and practice vocabulary related to the tents.
Learners explore skin cancer rates within the United States. In this social studies lesson, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Learners write a public service announcement about sun safety.
Students 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 students complete a creative writing activity and an acrostic poem illustrating what they have learned.
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.
In this health worksheet, students find the words related to the concept of skin cancer and the answers are found by clicking the button found at the bottom of the page.