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I. Objectives
1. Identify major parts (Skin ) of human body.
2. State functions of major parts (Skin) of the body.
3. Identify the purpose of the skin.

II. Material/ Resources

Cotton balls, Plant leaves, stones, ice cubes, Polythene bags, Charts of human Skin, textbook

III. Lesson Proper

Show to the class the picture of a cross sectioned skin


Skin is the largest body part. We have hair on our skin, which act as barrier of heat.
· The sweat glands in our skin produce sweat to cool our body. Skin also protect our internal parts and act as
a sense organ for touch.

· The skin1 is one of the largest organs in the body in surface area and weight. The skin consists of two
layers: the epidermis and the dermis. Beneath the dermis lies the hypodermis or subcutaneous fatty tissue. The
skin has three main functions: protection, regulation and sensation.

C. Activity
· Ask the pupils if they can name different parts of their bicycle. Write pupils responses on the board.
· Tell the pupils that as the bicycle has many parts, our body is also made of many parts. These parts are
called organs.
· Ask the pupils to name all the organs of body which they can see and touch. Write students’ responses on
· Make them focus on the skin.
· Explain that like these external parts there are some parts inside the body which also perform variety of

Organize thepupils into four groups.
·Arrange four black polythene bags and place the following things in them and number them:
1. Cotton balls 2. Plant leaves 3. Stones 4. Ice cubes
· Inform pupils that they are to find what is in the bag by using their hands, without looking inside. Distribute
the bags to the groups.
· Draw the following table on board and ask the pupils to copy it on their notebooks and connect the bag
number to the object in the other column.

Bag No. Objects

1 Stones

2 Ice cubes

3 Cotton balls

4 Plant leaves

· Discuss their finding and ask the following questions:

1. How did you classify the materials without looking at them?
2. Can you guess which of our five senses helped us to get the answer?
(Expected response: touch)
· Explain that it is just one of the job our skin performs i. e. it keeps away dirt, germs and bad stuff. It also
controls our body temperature.
IV. Conclusion
The skin protects our internal parts and act as sense organs.
Ask the pupils to make a list of things and what they feel if they touch it

V. Assingment
· Ask each pupils to o write the function of the skin