What Are Skin Cells? - Functions, Types & Facts


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Which of the following is NOT a function of skin?

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1. Once we reach adulthood, what can skin cells do that most types of cells in your body cannot?

2. Which type of skin cell makes up the majority of the epidermis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what exactly are the characteristics of skin cells in all the layers of the skin. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding all the functions of the skin as well as knowing the makeup of the majority of the epidermis in terms of type of cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to see what you know about:

  • All the functions of skin cells
  • The makeup of the majority of the epidermis
  • The role that melanin plays in skin cells
  • The type of skin cells that can detect invaders
  • The ability skin cells have that is unique from any others in the human body

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as melanin and keratinocyte
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related characteristics of skin cells lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of skin cells and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types and functions of skin cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about what the functions and abilities of skin cells are, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Skin Cells. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what the essential meaning of hypodermis is
  • Identify all the functions of skin cells
  • Know the makeup of the majority of the epidermis
  • Learn the role that melanin plays in skin cells
  • Appreciate the type of skin cells that can detect invaders
  • Understand the unique ability skin cells have not shared by any other in the human body