Science Projects or Science Experiments: Grades 5 & 6
Anatomy and Structure of the Human Skin
Anatomy of a skin
This video is a short introduction of what is a skin, skin is divided into three layers, dermis, epidermis and subcutaneous tissue...
The Human Skin Animation Video
The Skin, its structure, function and response to injury -
Section 34.1 deals with the Skin, starting with its structure, with the two layers: Epidermis and dermis. I also talk about the functions of the skin, from regulating internal temperature to functioning as a sense organ, producing vitamin D and protecting the underlying tissue. The lecture concludes with a discussion of what happens to the skin in response to an injury.
What is skin? The layers of human skin
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, weighing approximately 16% of our bodyweight. Skin consists of multiple layers, epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.
Human skin has numerous functions, it is the major interface between the environment and the human organs and so it serves many specialised functions that facilitate survival.
It regulates body temperature to protect against hyperthermia and hypothermia. Skin protects from the invasion of noxious substances, UV light, heat and micro-organisms.
The skin is also the most extensive sensory organ of the body for detection of tactile, thermal and painful stimuli for the start of vitamin D production.
Shows the Structure of Human Skin through a microscope with very high magnification
Animation and microphotography showing the skin's three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis.
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