Sun Exposure Teacher Resources

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The Sun and Its Effects on Your Community

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why is the sun round? Examine this question, and others, with your pupils while teaching them how to live in a more earth-friendly environment. Pupils explore Sun composition and discuss how solar wind, sunspots, and solar energy affects...
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Cell Theory and Plant Respiration

For Teachers 8th
Shine some light onto photosynthesis with an experiment about cellular respiration. Drawing from the experiences of various scientific careers, high schoolers place four leaves into test tubes with phenol red, and place them in different...
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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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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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Saving the National Treasures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the efficiency of a number of document preservation techniques to reduce fading or yellowing from sun exposure. Students experiment with sun exposure to newspaper and discuss the results of the experiment.
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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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Why is the Sky Any Color?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skin, the toughest part of the body, provides each person with multiple layers of protection from the outside world. Assist young scientists as they view the video segment and learn the differences in melanin production, leading to...
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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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Day and Night

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders observe how the position of the sun affects the day turning into night. In this day and night lesson plan, 3rd graders draw pictures of the day and night, use chalk outlines to track the shadows of the sun, and graph the...
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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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Bring Out the Parasols: Skin Cancer Awareness in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Incorporate history, science, and practical sense into teaching kids about the effects of the sun.
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What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke? sun stroke, homeostasis, body temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exertional heat stroke is one of the three leading causes of death in sports, but with the help of this video young athletes will be able to avoid this life-threatening condition. Offering clear explanations of how the body dissipates...
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Steps to a Healthier You

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore the food pyramid. In this dietary health lesson, students examine the food pyramid on the website and discuss healthy eating strategies. There are various links to websites in this lesson.
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Sun and Skin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in small groups researching different aspects of the sun and skin. The groups summarize and answer questions about the material in a presentation to the class.
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UV Beads

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students recognize preventitive measures that can be taken to reduce the risks associated with exposure to solar radiation. They explain why solar radiation can be harmful. They utilize beads that turn color when exposed to UV rays. Good...
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SunPro After-Sun Treatment

For Students 5th
In this vocabulary advancement worksheet, 5th graders read and interpret an original description of an after-sun cream product to find words that are related to ten key words listed for mastery. Students answer five true and false...
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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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Too Much Sun, Not Much Fun

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders, in groups, research the dangers of too much sun. They are to create and present posters they made showing the information of what happens when one is exposed to too much sun and how to protect your skin from the sun.
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It's a bright and beautiful day...Protect Yourself!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the cause and effect of skin cancer. They complete worksheets, view presentations and discuss the various types of ultraviolet rays and their impact on human health.
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Day and Night/What do Shadows Tell Us?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore and identify shadows changing over time due to the position of the Sun. In this shadows instructional activity, 3rd graders create a foam model of the Earth and using a pencil and paper clip, they experiment how...
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Solar Oven

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students construct a solar oven using cardboard, duct tape, aluminum foil and other materials. They use the solar oven to cook something and keep a journal of their project.

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