The Skin System


A video about the skin system

The Functions of the skin-

Protection -

The skin protects us from liquids, that's why we can swim and do many other things

Temperature -

When the skin sweats, it cools down your body when its way too hot.

Feeling and touching -

The skin senses all the heat, pain, and texture of things.

Diseases of the Skin-

Eczema- This disease produces red and itchy skin. It can also be caused by Poison Ivy,

Psoriasis- This disease is red and itchy plaques occur around the knees and elbows.

Example of how a behavior can impact your system’s function-

Picking your skin is bad for your skin because it can scar or discolor your skin.

Organs of the Skin-

Trick question! The only organ is SKIN!

The sub- particles are Hair and nails.

Fun Facts-

1. Skin has three primary skin layers

2. All the skin on one person can add up to 10 pounds!

3. Skin is the largest organ in the human body.

4. The skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells a minute