Studying Our Skin: Students learn about skin using the learning-cycle structureby: Jeffrey J. Walters and Cynthia Szymanski Sunal

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Investigative activities enabling students to explore the many purposes of our skin can create meaningful understanding of its functions. These activities can also help children construct an understanding of the skin as an always present but constantly changing part of their bodies. The experiences described in this article address the idea that different structures serve different functions in organisms and help children develop abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and build an understanding of scientific inquiry.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
11/1/1999

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  • on Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:33 PM

Students in elementary grades learn about their skin with a learning cycle lesson that is slightly different from the 5E Lesson Cycle. This cycle described is exploration, invention, expansion, and evaluation. Two lesson cycles are provided. The first explores about skin sensitivity and nerves and the second one is about skin care. There are lots of resources provided. The ideas for these two lessons come from websites described in the article.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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