Skin... ahhh skin, we wash it, buff it, moisturise it, tan it, burn it, love it and sometimes curse it, but what do we actually know about it? Considered the largest organ in the body, skin is the body's number one defence system against the outside world! Composed of three distinct layers- Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous. Each layer has specific functions, in the case of the Epidermis layer the cells create a tough physical barrier to prevent fluid loss out of the body and pathogens from entering in the body. The Dermis layer cells contains blood vessels, nerves and hair follicles. The Subcutaneous layer cells are primarily composed of fat to keep the body insulated and act as energy storage. Look after your skin and it will look after you!
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Skin Cell is 140mm high, 140mm wide and 20 mm thick, made of fawn short-pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.