C5 What functions does the skin have? (student instructions) © Siemens Stiftung 2015 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

C5 What functions does the skin have? (student instructions)

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Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 10+:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "What functions does the skin have? – The skin as a sense organ". This experiment comprises three subexperiments.

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2020-02-06
The experiment comprises three subexperiments:
• How does skin react to touch?
• How does the skin perceive cold and heat?
• How does the skin distinguish between different temperatures?

For each subexperiment, the students are first provided with an overview of the materials to be used and safety information. This overview is followed by the detailed, step-by-step instructions for conducting the experiment. Afterwards, the students are asked to note their observations. Specific questions are used to guide the students as they analyze the results of the experiments. At the end, the students are asked probing questions related to the experiment (an answer sheet is available for teachers).

Notes:
• Observe the safety information in the instructions as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school and discuss it with your students.

Experiment
Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Health; Nerve cell; Sense of touch; Skin
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Georg Frie, Prof. Dr. Claudia Nerdel for Siemens Stiftung
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