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. 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!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The article contains links to materials regarding skin health
  • Article is available in Spanish or to be read out loud
  • Interactive quiz, colorful diagram for labeling, and a word search are also included
  • Publisher also has a touch receptor activity on the website
Cons

  • None