Role of the Skin in Homeostasis & Immunity - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which skin cells can act as antigen-presenting cells and recruit T lymphocytes to the skin?

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1. What is the largest organ of the body?

2. Which of these are not stored in the skin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The skin plays an important role in our overall survival by providing immunity and homeostasis. This quiz will ask you about specific cells and skin features.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to recall the following:

  • Cells that recruit T lymphocytes to the skin by acting as antigen presenting cells
  • Largest organ of the body
  • A substance not stored in the skin
  • Cells that protect against UV radiation
  • A function that is not a feature of the the skin microbiome

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about the function of specific skin cells
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding features of the skin and the storage of a particular substance
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about relative body organ size

Additional Learning

If you have more interest in how the skin maintains homeostasis and provides immunity, review the lesson called Role of the Skin in Homeostasis & Immunity. This lesson will expand your knowledge on:

  • Examples of how the skin maintains balance in the body
  • The role of sensory receptors
  • Presence of chromatophores in some species that allow for changing skin color
  • Components of the dermis and hypodermis layers