The Integumentary System module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about the integumentary system according to these four phases.
Phase 1: Explore
This trivia challenge includes a mix of interesting and challenging facts about the integumentary system to kickstart student learning. This activity can be done individually or in teams as a game.
Phase 2: Learn & Practice
Unit 1: Structure and Function
In this unit, students learn about the layers of the skin, glands in the skin, and the system's accessories, including hair and nails. Students describe the functions of the integumentary system and the layers of skin. Students also explore skin pigmentation and identify the functions of glands in the skin.
Unit 2: Diseases and Disorders
Students learn about diseases and disorders related to the integumentary system in this unit, including symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Phase 3: Reflect
Questions and Discussion
This activity provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon and apply what they learned to situations in their lives and health-related settings. The questions encourage students to consider what they learned about the integumentary system and how it connects to other systems.
Students can complete this assignment as homework or teachers can use the questions to lead a class discussion.
Phase 4: Reinforce
For this activity, students complete a crossword puzzle about the integumentary system to reinforce the glossary words and medical terminology. Students can work individually or in small groups to complete the puzzle.
Advanced Treatment Research Project
Students research an advanced treatment for a disease or disorder related to the integumentary system to better understand medical procedures beyond the typical treatments. Students are encouraged to explore current, innovative, cutting-edge, non-traditional, and other treatment options as part of this project.
Students can work individually or in small groups to create a research paper or presentation.
In this project, students research three healthcare careers related to the integumentary system. This activity is an opportunity to apply what they learned in the lessons to career opportunities.
This activity can be completed as homework, as in-class work, or as a presentation.
Diseases and Disorders Research
Students research a disease or disorder related to integumentary system in greater detail than presented in the module. Students explain the etiology, pathology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and potential disease prevention. This activity can be completed as homework, as in-class work, or as a presentation.