The Structure of the Integumentary System Continued
Class Summary - Today we continued the structure of the integumentary system as we talked about the stratum corneum the stratum lucidum and the stratum basale. We talked about location and function of each. We also discussed some of the cells in the stratum basale including Langerhas cells (phagocytize and take microorganisms to the lymphatic system), Merkel cells (feel pressure), free nerve endings (feel pain and temperature) and melanocytes (create melanin which gives our skin color) The dermis is thick and goes deeper than the epidermis. We talked about the components and function of the dermis. We also addressed the hypodermis. This is the subcutaneous tissue. We talked about bedsores as a result of lack of blood flow to the dermis. Students were assigned to label a diagram on the structures of the integumentary system.
Homework - Label the Skin Diagram Worksheet
Objectives - Students will identify parts of the integumentary system.