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The Incredible Edible Skin

You will be required to construct a model of a cross section of skin. All models must be made out of edible materials that will remain fresh at least 3 days without refrigeration. Avoid using materials that have an unpleasant odor or that may be considered offensive! Each model must include all of the following parts: 1. Stratum Basale 13. Arrector Pili 2. Stratum Spinosum 14. Hair Shaft 3. Stratum Granulosum 15. Hair Follicle 4. Stratum Lucidum 16. Nerves 5. Stratum Corneum 17. Arteries and Veins 6. Melanocytes 18. Epidermis 7. Thermo receptors 19. Dermis 8. Meissner Corpuscules 20. Hypodermis 9. Nociceptors 10. Pancinian Corpuscules 11. Sweat Glands 12. Sebaceous Glands Grading: Grades will be based on the following: Model Inclusion: Is your name on the project? Is the model a 3-D representation of skin? Are all the parts included? Are the parts correctly labeled? Each part must be labeled with its name and function. You may label each part or use a key. 5. Are the relationships between the parts (if any) shown correctly? Example: Are the layers of the epidermis in the correct order? Are the sensory receptors located in the correct section of the skin (epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis)? 6. Are the materials acceptable? Keep in Mind: You may use the following materials, but they cannot count as part of the skin model: Container, plastic wrap, paper, or toothpicks. Keep in mind that these projects will be eaten after they have been graded! BONUS: You could be awarded with a bonus (5 extra credit points) if your project is selected to be the Most Accurate, Most Attractive, or Most Delicious. Students will vote to decide the winner in each category. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Example Label

Nociceptor Senses Pain

PROJECT DUE: B-Day: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Edible Skin Project Rubric

The model is a 3-D representation on the cell of choice Are all of the skin parts specified included? Are all of the skin parts labeled along with a brief description of their function Are the skin parts positioned correctly in the model Are the materials acceptable and displayed in a creative way

Points Possible 5 40 40 10 5

Points Earned



Possible 100

Your Score

Skin Parts Needed: Name of Part Out of 2 pts

Stratum Basale Stratum Spinosum Stratum Granulosum Stratum Lucidum Stratum Corneum Melanocytes Thermo receptors Meissner Corpuscules
Nociceptors Pancinian Corpuscules Sweat Glands Sebaceous Glands

Arrector Pili Hair Shaft Hair Follicle Nerves Arteries and Veins Epidermis Dermis Hypodermis