Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure


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The outer layer of the epidermis is made primarily of _____.

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1. Why are Merkel Cells significant?

2. Keratinocytes are cells that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to help you gauge your understanding of the human skin and its properties. You will be assessed on the various layers of skin, the components of the dermis, and where adipose tissue is located.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments are designed to help you with:

  • Identifying the purpose of keratinocytes
  • Recalling where merkel cells are found
  • Identifying where adipose tissue is located
  • Remembering what the surface layer of the epidermis is composed of
  • Identifying the components of the dermis

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills while learning about the function and the structure of the human skin:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human skin lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of skin cells and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as keratinocytes and epidermis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the subcutis and the dermis

Additional Learning

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the human skin and its purpose? If so, take the time to view the video lesson on the Human Skin Function & Structure. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Define epidermis and identify its different layers
  • Understand and define the different kinds of skin cells
  • Define dermis and identify its structure
  • Identify the subcutis
  • Define adipose tissue