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Quick and easy classroom-ready warm-ups, inspired by kids’ curious questions from around the world — updated weekly. 

Step 1) Ask:
Why do we need skin?”

Step 2) Watch:
Play the video above for your students.

  • What you’ll see: Two newborn babies in a bath.
  • Length: Under 3 minutes.

Step 3) Discuss:
Now, get your students talking. Start with 1-3 questions of your choice:

  • What would happen if we didn’t have skin? How would we look?
  • Do all living things have skin? If not, what do they have instead?
  • Is fur for animals the same as skin for humans?
  • What happens when our skin comes into contact with water?
  • What happens when we sweat?
  • What happens to our skin as we get older? Where do wrinkles come from?
  • What does our skin protect us from?
  • Is everyone’s skin the same?

Step 4) Answer:
So, why do we need skin?

Your students should now have a strong grasp on how to answer this question. Let them tell you!


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Curiospiration #9: “Why do we need skin?”

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