BrainPOP

Skin

Chances are, you don’t think about your skin too often, unless you've got a pimple, a mosquito bite, or some poison ivy. But your skin is one of the most important organs of your body--and in this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will show you why it's so essential! You'll learn about the tremendous number of cells that make up your skin, as well as the structures that are responsible for creating your hair and your skin color. You'll discover how an inner layer of fat cells protects your body's internal structures while insulating them against the cold! Finally, Tim will explain the effect sunlight has on skin, and how seemingly gross secretions like sweat and oil actually protect your skin! So if you've got an itch to learn, scratch this movie!

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