Why Do We Have to Wear Sunscreen?

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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 opportunity to discover the chemistry of skin cancer and the effects of UVA and UVB rays on the human body.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Engaging animations to illustrate complicated scientific concepts
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)

  • Does not include information regarding arguments made against harmful chemicals in sunscreen