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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 10 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 14 Views 50 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
Why Do We Have to Wear Sunscreen?
Impress upon your learners the importance of using sunscreen to protect their skin throughout life. With this video, they will learn not only about the basics of how much sunscreen to apply and for how long, but they will also have the opportunity to discover the chemistry of skin cancer and the effects of UVA and UVB rays on the human body.
5 mins 8th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Skin: The Behavior and Health Connection
Students 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 23 Views 33 Downloads
Study Jams! The Senses: Touching
Beauty is only skin deep, but knowledge goes deeper with this brief presentation! Three of the five slides are photos of a hand touching an object, one is a colorful graphic display of the epidermis and dermis, while another may be an actual cross-section with nerve cell graphics superimposed.
4th - 9th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Big Cover Up!
Use magazine cut-outs or pictures from the Internet of various animals with different coverings to pass out at the beginning of this science activity. Using these visual aids, your young scientists will observe and share what they know about the animal they picked.
K Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
PHYSIO | Integumentary System Review Worksheet
Four pages of questions review the ins and outs of the integumentary system. Biology learners list the functions of the skin, label epithelial cells and connective tissue on diagrams, explain pigments, and answer questions about hair and nails.
8th - Higher Ed Science 31 Views 17 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 28 Views 18 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 9 Views 23 Downloads
Skin Trade Book Quiz
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.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Integumentary System Presentation
This document acts as a scrollable presentation, 57 slides long, on the integumentary system. It begins by differentiating the three types of tissue, then explains specialized cells and closely examines the layers of the epidermis and dermis.
9th - Higher Ed Science 21 Views 17 Downloads
UV: Use Caution
High schoolers investigate the concept of skin cancer and its relation to using tanning beds that expose people to artificial ultraviolet rays. They research the effects and look for ways to prevent the onset of skin cancer from the information obtained.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 29 Downloads
The Geometry Of An Ox Skin
Students investigate the concepts of area and perimeter. The lesson uses a legend to create a context for the proposed word problem. They use the skill of estimation in order to create an ox skin that is found in the story. This can become a creative project with using construction paper to recreate the ox.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 10 Downloads