October 25, 2022
Last week, Sebring McKinley anatomy students took a deep look into the makeup of skin.
Their studies of the Integumentary System - the body’s outermost layer comprised of skin, nails, hair, and glands and nerves on the skin - included a 3-D model of this complex system that acts as a barrier for the body.
The students used common objects to create their models, with pipe cleaners, cereal, popsicle sticks, beads, and other items serving as various parts of the system, which functions to regulate body temperature, maintain cell fluid, synthesize vitamin D, and detect stimuli.
After finishing their models, these students became teachers, gifting their model to McKinley teachers and teaching them a few facts about skin.
Sebring McKinley anatomy students show off their models of the complex system of one’s skin. (Alexis Byrd, Harper Samblanet, Mallory Harshman, Jacob Bahler, Allen Shaffer)
Sebring McKinley anatomy students incorporated everyday objects to represent the many components that make up the layers of skin.
A Sebring McKinley anatomy student’s model of the integumentary system (the skin).
Sebring students became the teachers as they gifted their models of the components of skin to McKinley teachers, sharing facts and knowledge about skin with the educators.