Functions of the dermis and epidermis

Directions:  Part 1 – Answer ONE of the essay questions below.  Delete the choices you don’t use. Please include 2 functions of the dermis and epidermis.

 

Part 1 (5 Points)

 

Choice #1:  A neighbor is walking her dog to the park during her lunch break on a beautiful sunny day. Explain how her skin is working to protect her from ultraviolet radiation due to intense sun exposure. Use two examples for the dermis and epidermis.  Be sure to discuss the specific structures and substances involved in this protection.

 

Choice #2:  Mike is beginning his summer football camp today. The temperature high today is 85 degrees with moderate humidity. Discuss two ways that both the epidermis and dermis are working to provide homeostasis and temperature regulation in this football player.

 

Choice #3:  This weekend you are going camping with your closest friends and family. Thankfully, the layers of your skin will help protect you during this adventure. Discuss at least two ways each layer, the epidermis and dermis, may protect you on this excursion.

 

Describe two ways these skin layers are at work in your scenario:

 

Epidermis

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2.

 

Dermis -or- hypodermis

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2.

 

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