Do Now. Monday: This past Monday I was in Boston covering the Boston Marathon. Homework for today. Please check your seeds out and write down your observations. Due Today: Research paper Pull that out now
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A bald headed wrestler is worried about making weight. He is about to take a shower before weighing in, but a friend tells him not to because he will absorb the water and actually weigh more. Is he correct?
Answer to # 1 - No, the skin does not absorb water
What is the largest organ in the body?
Answer to # 2 - Your skin
Also, what causes roughly 85% of the dust in a home?
Answer to # 3 - The skin is the largest organ and it is continually shedding old skins which creates dust (dandruff, dry skin,…)
These continue to grow even after the person has died.
These parts of the Integumentary System have many functions.
They serve as a barrier to prevent infection, keep one warm (think about getting a short hair cut), produces vitamin D, and collects information for the brain to analyze and react (the skin will sense the heat or cold).