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Skin: sense of touch

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Skinny Skin,
Stretched smoothly tight,
Around my body,
Day and night...
Largest organ,
That I own,
Bigger than my brain or bone!
brain bone
My skin gives me,
Sense of touch,
Hot or cold,
fire ice cubes
Smooth and rough…
Hard or soft,
Hand or heel,
It’s my skin,
That lets me feel…

What is skin?
Skin is the largest organ of the human body and is made of many layers.
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin and is thinnest on our eyelids and thickest on the palms of our hands and soles of our feet.
The layer below the epidermis is called the dermis. The dermis has the nerve endings that give us our sense of touch. The dermis also contains our hair follicles, blood vessels, and sweat glands.
Skin is a soft tissue, while the outer layer of animals like ants and lobsters is hard and called an exoskeleton.

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