1. Ask students if they know why we have skin covering
our bodies. Allow time for students to generate
answers and provide responses. Ask: Is skin the
same on all the parts of our body? Have students
provide answers and reasoning behind their answers.
2. Have a volunteer
come to the front of
the class. Use Twist
get a close look
picture of the
skin on the
back of his
the students if
skin will look different
in the palms of the child's
4. Use the Twist to provide a view of the skin on the
child's palm. Take a picture and compare the skin
from the palm to the skin on the back of the hand.
Discuss why there is a difference.
5. Ask the students
about skin on the
forearm, the cheek,
and even the
of the foot.
6. Have the students describe the skin based on the
observations made using Twist. Students write short
explanations as to why the skin is different on different
areas of the body. Use the descriptions to assess
students' investigative and observational skills.
Share descriptions with parents at conference time.
7. Have the students use Twist to investigate how the
skin can be damaged and how it heals. Have volunteers
show small nicks, cuts, scratches they may