What is Epidermis? - Definition, Function & Layers

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The primary purpose of the epidermis is which one of the following?

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1. The layer of the epidermis that is composed mainly of dead skin cells is called which one of the following?

2. The layer of the epidermis that produces new skin cells to replace dead ones is called which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our skin has many layers that protect our bodies from harm from the outside world. This quiz/worksheet combo helps test your understanding of the outermost layer of our skin. The quiz questions will test you on the layers of the epidermis and its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Purpose of the epidermis
  • Layers of the epidermis
  • Common cell types in the epidermis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson regarding the function of the epidermis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of the epidermis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the layers of the epidermis

Additional Learning

To learn more about the outer layer of human skin, review the accompanying lesson, What is Epidermis? - Definition, Function & Layers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the purpose of the epidermis
  • Identify layers of the epidermis
  • Understand the types of cells found in the epidermis and their functions
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