Lesson Plan - Get It!
Why do you have skin? If you have completed the previous Related Lessons (right-hand sidebar) in our Skin series, you know the answer and won't sweat this review!
You know the largest organ in your body is actually on the outside! Your skin is your largest organ, and there is more than meets the eye!
Your skin is made up of many layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (second layer), and subcutaneous fat, the bottom layer. Each layer serves a purpose in keeping you healthy.
The epidermis, the layer you can see, has many functions:
- making new skin cells
- giving skin its color
- protecting your body
The dermis is into:
- making sweat.
- helping you feel things.
- growing hair.
- making oil.
- bringing blood to your skin.
Subcutaneous fat is expert at:
- attaching the dermis to your muscles and bones.
- helping the blood vessels and nerve cells.
- controlling your body temperature.
- storing your fat.
Before moving on to the Got It? section, tell a parent or teacher two facts about each of the three layers of the skin.