What Is Skin?

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Teach adolescents that there is more to our skin than meets the eye. After learning about the structure and function of humans' largest organ, students demonstrate their understanding by completing a Cloze reading passage and short assessment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Teach this lesson as part of a health unit on puberty in middle or high school
  • Supplement this lesson into a biology unit on the human body
  • In small groups, have students research different parts of human skin and present their findings to the class
Pros

  • Includes a colorful diagram that labels the different parts of human skin
  • Provides a list of interesting skin facts to share with class
  • Answer keys are included with the cloze activity and assessment
Cons

  • Teacher will need to modify the lesson to increase student engagement
NGSS