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Unit 5.5: The Integumentary System

Unit 5.5: The Integumentary System

Author: Nate Holz

This unit covers chapter 4 in your text book, except for one set of notes on skin, this unit is almost all student driven.

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Unit 5.5 Assignments

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Unit 5.5 Class Log

  1. Friday (12/2): A substitute teacher was present and they showed the movie, "Temple Grandin." A video note sheet was handed out on this movie.
  2. Monday (12/5): Finished Temple Grandin and watched her TED Talk.
  3. Wednesday (12/7): Watched Hank and his podcast on the Int. System. Looked over my notes on same. I handed out a single page called "Skin Coloring Sheet," and used the chrome books to get ready to present on Friday.
  4. Friday (12/9): Group Presentations. Hand-out called, "External Features of the Skin" a 3 page paper given out.
  5. Monday (12/12): Finished group presentations. Gave out 7 page, "Integ. Sys Lab."
  6. Wednesday (12/14): We're in the lab to complete the 3 page and 7 page paper handed out earlier. We also worked on the study guide for Friday's test, and got our last hand-out called "Skin Health."

Student Projects for the Integumentary System

Group 1: Baldness; what is it. List and describe the different types of baldness and include the genetic components. Look up the current drug treatment for baldness.

Group 2: Why does skin wrinkle and what is the current skin treatment products and rationales as to how wrinkles disappear.

Group 3: Describe the damaging effects of sunlight on the skin, and describe the difference in the A and B types of UV rays relative to skin damage. What rays are used in tanning beds.

Group 4: Explain the different kinds of burns that harm the body.

Group 5: Discuss the anatomy and physiology of hair and nails.

Group 6: Discuss the various types of cancers that attack the skin.

Group 7: Describe and show the various infections and allergies that attack our skin.

Group 8: Thoroughly explain skin color and why we have this color. What can skin color tell us about our emotions and disease state?

Group 9: List the general functions of each membrane type: cutaneous, mucous, serous, and synovial – and give its location in the body. Also compare the structure (tissue makeup) of the major membrane types.

Group 10: List the functions of the integumentary system, and explain how these functions are accomplished. Describe the structure of the skin. (Do not name and describe the layers of the skin)

Group 11: Name the layers of the epidermis, and describe the characteristics of each. Describe the dermis.

Group 12: Describe the various glands of the skin and describe any problems related to these glands.

Unit Objectives

This unit will be taught mostly by students - you. You've been placed into groups that will handle the various objectives contained in this unit. You'll be graded on your groups work, class work handed out by me, as well as a final quiz at the end of this unit. See the group list above for the class objectives.

The Integumentary System

This introductory notes looks at both the epidermis and the dermis.

Source: Bob Grove

Crash Course - The Integumentary System (Part 1)

Source: Crash Course - Hank Green

Crash Course - The Integumentary System (Part 2)

Source: Crash Course - Hank Green