Body of Evidence DVD - The Integumentary System
Skin serves to waterproof, cushion, and protect deeper tissues. In addition to numerous other vital roles, it provides Vitamin D synthesis and protects against infectious organisms. Other parts of the integumentary system include the skin’s glands and appendages, such as hair and nails.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and the one we are probably most familiar with. It is right there before our eyes every day, but without the aid of a microscope we cannot really appreciate its complexity and many important functions. Our very life on this planet depends on a dead layer of epithelial cells no thicker than refrigerator shrink wrap. The connective tissue of our dermis is woven in a way to make our skin tough but elastic. Our sweat glands control our body temperature and allow us to work in hot weather. Our pigment cells protect our skin from the sun’s radiation.
And wait until you see, through the technology of high magnification, the marvelous complexity of the hair follicle and hair!
Part 1: 45 minutes. Part 2: 48 Minutes
About the Instructor:
David Menton earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University. He served as a biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic and then as an associate professor of anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis). For almost two decades he has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science—A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences. Dr. Menton has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the creation-evolution controversy.
Body of Evidence Study Guide
The 64-page Body of Evidence Study Guide contains more than 600 questions that allow older students to get maximum benefit from the Body of Evidence DVD Series. Detailed questions follow the order of topics presented and guide students to find the answers. The questions also serve as an outline for the course. Each student will want his or her own copy to get the most out of the course. NOTE: This is a compilation of questions only, no answers!
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