Sun Safety Teacher Resources

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Sun Protection

For Teachers K - 6th
Primary graders become sun scientists and conduct experiments to learn about the beneficial and harmful effects of the sun and UV radiation. They also investigate their personal sunburn danger zones and learn about how to protect...
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Fun With Sun Protection

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create sun protection devices by modeling sunglasses invented by native people of the Arctic and study about protecting the body from sun exposure. They write a small paragraph explaining and justifying why they believe a...
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Sun Protection

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Don't forget to protect your skin when you are out in the sun! Students explain why it is important to avoid UV rays and how to properly protect skin.
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Sun Blocks: Building a Foundation for Healthy Skin

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Here comes the sun! Primary graders engage in activities that teach them how to protect themselves from the effects of UV rays. They learn that each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer) offers its own special challenges so they...
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Summer Safety Activity: Sun Safety

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Pupils learn about preventing sunburns. In this sun safety lesson, students explore the effects of the sun and find different types of protection from the sun. When finished pupils create a beach scene using real sand.
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Sun Safety Color by Number

For Students K - 2nd
In this sun safety coloring worksheet, students follow the color by number instructions listed in order to learn ways to stay safe under the sun.
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Sun Safe Summer Activity Pack

For Students K - 5th Standards
Eight activities make up a packet all about sun safety. Scholars mix and match how animals stay sun safe, dress paper dolls in appropriate summer clothing, make a cootie catcher, solve word puzzles, grow sunflowers, examine pictures,...
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Sun Safety

For Teachers K
Students discuss how to protect oneself from the sun.  In this sun safety lesson, students explore the movement of the sun throughout the day by tracing their shadows periodically using outdoor chalk.  Students discuss how the shorter...
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The Sun Safety Activity Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars participate in a scavenger hunt to examine the importance of sun safety. They answer questions from index cards and if they answer correctly they move to a different station. They write a paragraph on how to protect...
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Dear Pen Pal, Be Sun Safe

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write a letter to an imaginary pen pal. In this sun safety and protection lesson plan, students discuss why it's important to protect themselves from the sun and the most effective sun safety items.  Students pretend they have...
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The Sun Safety Activity Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners examine the sun safety guide. They identify the dangers of getting too much sun and not protecting themselves. They participate in hands-on activities to finish the lesson.
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Slip on a Shirt Dot to Dot

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
For this sun safety activity worksheet, students use their counting skills to connect the dots numbered 1-31. Students also read the sentence pertaining to safety in the sun.
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Beach Hat Dot to Dot

For Students K - 1st
In this sun safety activity activity, learners use their counting skills to connect the dots numbered 1-37 to reveal a beach hat. Students also read the sentence pertaining to safety in the sun.
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Dying to Look Good!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students examine how people have done unhealthy things to their skin in order to look fashionable. Students read about Elizabethan women putting toxins on their skin to make themselves pale. Then students read...
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Don't Burn, Baby, Burn!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider products that provide protection from sunburn and other negative effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. They develop or improve upon sun-screening products that are meant to provide protection for populations at risk...
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Who am I?

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students match 6 animals to the clue that tells how the animal protects itself from the sun. Students also draw how they protect themselves from the sun.
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Sun Safety

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders look at how sunscreen works and track weather and UV index. In this health lesson, the teacher demonstrates how sunscreen works, then explains the concept of solar noon and how the sun's rays can burn skin. Students choose...
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Fun in the Sun: Skin Cancer in the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore skin cancer rates within the United States. In this social studies lesson, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Students write a public service announcement about sun...
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Summer Safety!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students learn how to be safe in the summertime. In this personal health lesson, students examine swimming safety, bike safety, and nature safety. Students read literature and complete safety activities.
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Skin and the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Though UV radiation can damage skin, it isn't all bad. The third installment in a six-part series allows the class to study the structure and function of skin. They learn about the different types of skin cancer and the SPF rating...
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How Effective is Your Sunscreen?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Protect skin from UV radiation! Groups design and conduct an experiment to test the effectiveness of UV safety products. The groups collect the data from the experiment and prepare a lab report. In the second day of the activity,...
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Protect the Skin You're in

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore the importance of sun safety in relationship to skin cancer prevention. They test the effectiveness of various sunscreens and administer and analyze a simple survey to their peers. In addition, they implement a public...
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Skin Cancer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do we really need sunscreen? What are the risks of tanning? Learners explore these questions through a series of informational texts and engaging, hands-on activities.
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Beach and Water Safety

For Teachers K - 12th
Nothing is more relaxing than a nice, sunny day at the beach. Make sure your visit to the beach remains relaxing with a list of summer safety tips for the beach, including using sunscreen with a high SPF, handling jellyfish and stingray...
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A Time for All Seasons - Summer

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
The sun is shining and the birds are singing, what better time to teach young learners about the fun season of summer. In this week-long science series, children learn how the rotation and orbit of the earth influence the days and...
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What Will Happen During the Solar Eclipse?

For Students K - 6th
Where will you be during the August 21st solar eclipse? Join Squeeks and Jessi as they explain how a solar eclipse works, where to see a full or partial eclipse in the US, and safety precautions to take while viewing the total solar...
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Getting Ready for the Eclipse!

For Students K - 6th
Get a grip on this year's eclipse and understand why some places around the world see it differently or not at all.
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Summer Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
As summer approaches, get your ASD learners ready for the hot weather and time away from school. Teach them the holidays that occur over the summer, along with clothes that are worn and activities that are done during the season.
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Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The pull to sloth can be strong in the summer. The couch and the beach beckon, but the lazy days also provide the opportunity to practice healthy habits. Two activities urge tweens to try something new. First, they research healthy items...
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Summer Safety Items

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
In this seasons worksheet, pupils look at 7 pictures, circle the pictures that are good for summer sun safety and write a sentence explaining why the items circled help keep them safe in the summer.
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Melts in Your Bag, Not in Your Hands

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils study how the sun transfers heat to the earth through radiation. They examine how animals absorb energy from the sun to warm their bodies by experiment with chocolate melting. They examine sun safety.
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Dear Pen Pal, Be Sun Safe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners write a persuasive letter encouraging a friend to be sun safe. They identify safety precautions that can prevent injury from UV rays. Students circle the most effective sun safety items from the list on the board. They discuss...
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As the Sun Burns

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils test commercial sunscreens or sunglasses for accuracy of their Sun Protection Factor. They devise a method for testing UV beads with a visual clues which they publish as research. They investigate occupations such as...
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Why Do We Have to Wear Sunscreen?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Impress upon your learners the importance of using sunscreen to protect their skin throughout life. With this video, they will learn not only about the basics of how much sunscreen to apply and for how long, but they will also have the...
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Heads Up

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
To celebrate cultural diversity and multicultural awareness, learners explore the nature of headwear used around the world. They brainstorm the types of headwear they've seen, and then discuss why people wear coverings on their heads....
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Comparing Sunscreens

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students perform sunscreen experiments.  For this comparing sunscreen lesson, students perform experiments using UVB sensors, calculators, and LabPro technology to determine the best sunscreen.  They collect UVB data and find the price...
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Beach Cleanup at a Local Beach

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in an environmental clean-up activity. In this environmental lesson plan, students travel to a local beach. Working in small teams, students collect trash from the local beach. Returning to school, students sort the...
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What's Up?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the vocabulary and objects associated with objects in the sky and weather. They observe the sky outside of their classroom and create a list of things in the sky. Students then analyze a poster, read and discuss key...
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Contemporary Cloze - The Internet

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this cloze reading worksheet, students read a short passage on The Internet, then fill in 10 missing words from the passage with words provided in a word bank. Teaching objectives, teaching points, evaluation objectives, and answers...
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Nanoscience and Sunscreen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the topic of sunscreen to explore the "issues related to size and scale" as energy and matter interact. They compare the visible opacity of different substances to their ability to block ultraviolet radiation.
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Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this maple syrup worksheet, students read an informational article about the discovery of maple syrup, how we get maple syrup today, the "sugar house", how to grade it, and a recipe for a snow cone. Students answer nine true and false...
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Block the Sun, Not the Fun

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover ways to protect themselves from the sun. They identify diseases that are caused by too much sun exposure. They take a quiz and measure their progress throughout the year.
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UV Rays

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the effects of UV rays and practice finding the UV index for where they live. In this health lesson, 4th graders listen to a lecture about ultraviolet rays, then find the UV index in their area and write a story...
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Protection from Sun Damage

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the effects of sun damage and identify the differences between healthy and damaged skin cells due to over exposure to the sun. Students discuss what they will need to do to protect themselves from the suns harmful UV...
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Health Education: An Integrated Approach

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders advocate to others the dangers associated with excessive sun exposure. In this health lesson plan, 2nd graders participate in an experiment in order to identify methods for protecting themselves from the sun.
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Shining the Light on Skin

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the relationships between certain environmental factors and levels of exposure to sunlight. The variables of location, time of year, and day, and the weather which affect the intensity of the sun are explored in this...
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What's Up?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Pupils observe what items or objects are in the sky and record the information down.  In this science lesson plan, students look at a poster to guide their discussion about the observations they had made.  Pupils also talk about what...
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Using Commas for Clear Writing

For Students 5th - 6th
In this commas worksheet, students learn to use commas to help write more clearly. Students complete three exercises with commas.
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Tanning Teens

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify the government's role in dealing with health issues among teenagers. They list the major concerns that health officials would have regarding teens and tanning. Students explore the potential role of government in...
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UV - More Than Just 2 Letters in the Alphabet

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the spectrum of light and the different aspects of ozone. They come together at the end of the lesson to discuss how they can prevent more ozone depletion.
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Sun Smarts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the harmful effects of UV radiation. In this health science instructional activity, students examine the . They suggest ways to protect themselves against UV.
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It's Hot

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the effect of sunlight on the earth. Individually, they pick an article of clothing out of a bag and sort themselves based on the color of the shirt and whether it should be worn on a cold or a hot day. To end the...
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Coping with real situations

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students practice the skills of coping with real situations. They act out and role play various sceanarious dealing with real life situations. Students access how to protect their skin from the sun as well.

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