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It's All About Vitamins

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The fascinating topic of human skin color is examined in this article from Muse magazine. It highlights a study done by a pair of scientists on the relationships among strength of sunlight, vitamins, and melanin in the skin. The results...
6:28
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How the Body Works—Skin

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Take an elevator down under the surface of the skin! Animations show that new skin cells are formed and the old ones are shed in the epidermis, how melanin provides color and nerves and blood vessels reside in the dermis, and what the...
3:32
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How We Get Our Skin Color

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is our skin color determined only by genetics? Explore skin science through a video and related interactive. Young biologists discover the cells of the epidermis, how melanin is made, and the factors that influence the outward appearance...
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Genetics

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
A handout on genetic inheritance begins with a reading on alleles and how they can result in albinism. Junior geneticists learn to complete Punnett squares and participate in a coin toss simulation of allele pairing. They also learn...
3:32
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How We Get Our Skin Color Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
I can see your epidermis. A short video shows how we get our skin color. It explains how melanocyte cells in the epidermis produce melanin, and that the type and amount of melanin controls skin color.
2:54
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Why is the Sky Any Color?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skin, the toughest part of the body, provides each person with multiple layers of protection from the outside world. Assist young scientists as they view the video segment and learn the differences in melanin production, leading to...
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Mitosis, Meiosis, and Fertilization

For Students 7th - 12th
An explanatory introduction to genes opens the activity for young geneticists. Then, through diagrams and reading passages, mitosis is explained. This is just a general explanation, as the phases of mitosis are not mentioned. Pupils...
11:13
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The World in UV

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The sky appears blue, but why? Humans see the world through the visible light spectrum, but the light spectrum is much larger than what the eye sees. Camera lenses allow people to view the world in ultraviolet, and the changes might...
18:04
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The 12 Days of Evolution - Complete Series!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe red hair and pale skin evolved in northern Europe because it helped humans synthesize vitamin D easier than those with more melanin in their skin. Viewers explore many interesting facets of evolution in a video all...
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Integumentary System

For Teachers 9th
In this integumentary system worksheet, 9th graders list the two major layers of the skin and name the type of tissue composing each layer. Then they describe the structure and function of the hypodermis. Students also list three types...
18:58
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Skin Color Interactive Video: The Biology of Skin Color

For Students 9th - 12th
It's all just skin deep. An anthropologist explains in a video how she used UV radiation data from NASA to come up with a theory on how human skin color has evolved over time. The skin has to be dark enough to block harmful UV radiation,...
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Skeletal, Muscular, and Integumentary Systems

For Students 7th - 8th
In this skeletal, muscular, and integumentary system worksheet, students answer questions that describe the skeletal system and its functions. Students answer a variety of formatted questions about the muscular and integumentary system...
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What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Beauty has no color, so why do scientists care about the color of dinosaurs? New evidence turned the world of dinosaurs colors upside down! From adorable red, fluffy dinosaurs to sharply contrasting black and white, these colors inform...
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Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Skin color is controlled by at least six genes. Young scientists learn about skin colors through a documentary. They discuss the topics of pigment, natural selection, and vitamin D absorption. They apply their knowledge to higher order...
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The Integumentary System – Skin Deeper (Part 2)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The thinnest skin on your body is found on your eyelids, and the thickest is found on the soles of your feet. This seventh video in a series of 47 explores how the integumentary system protects people and also helps them interact with...
9:40
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The Integumentary System – Skin Deep (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every minute, your skin sheds more than 30,000 dead skin cells. The sixth video of 47 teaches pupils about the three layers of skin, their composition, and different cell types. It takes a trip through the layers to help individuals...
3:18
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Why Does Your Hair Turn Gray? – Speaking of Chemistry

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
You can't escape your genes. Young scientists learn about recent revelations about how and why hair turns gray. The video in the ACS Reactions playlist highlights certain genes that play a role in this process.
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The Chemistry of Redheads

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Redheads have genetic modifications that affect their pigmentation; however, the differences don't stop there!  Use the video lesson from the ACS Reaction series to examine different traits specific to redheads. Learners consider the...
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Zebrafish and Skin Color

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You may not know if that zebrafish in your fish tank is a model citizen—but it is definitely a model organism! What can we learn about ourselves from a tiny zebrafish? Discover more about the polygenic trait of skin color through a...
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Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lasers attack hair cells from the outside in. Young scholars observe a laser hair treatment in slow motion. They watch as the pulses of the laser destroy the external hair. The Veritasium instructor then describes the process happening...
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Integumentary System

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms pertaining to integumentary system of the body. There are 27 biology terms located in the word search.
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PHYSIO | Integumentary System Review Worksheet

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
Four pages of questions review the ins and outs of the integumentary system. Biology learners list the functions of the skin, label epithelial cells and connective tissue on diagrams, explain pigments, and answer questions about hair and...
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How Do Chameleons Change Color?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Talk about weird science! Young biologists discover the amazing structures found in the skin of male chameleons during a video from Veritasium. The narrator discusses common myths about chameleon color change, what triggers the...
3:05
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The World's Most Unavoidable Carcinogen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Bask in the glow of an illuminating resource. Young scientists learn how sunlight is an ubiquitous carcinogen. The engaging video in the ACS Reactions series describes the effects ultraviolet radiation has on the human body.