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TeachEngineering: Using Nanoparticles to Detect, Treat and Protect from Skin Cancer

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Young scientists take on the role of biomedical engineers as they accept the challenge of using nanoparticles to help detect, treat, and protect people from skin cancer. Researchers perform hands-on activities to become familiar with the...
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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
Students 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 themselves.
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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, students discuss why it's important to protect themselves from the sun and the most effective sun safety items.  Students pretend they have an...
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The Sun Safety Activity Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars 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
In 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 worksheet, students 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 plan, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Students write a public service announcement about...
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Summer Safety!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners learn how to be safe in the summertime. In this personal health lesson, students examine swimming safety, bike safety, and nature safety. Learners 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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