How Effective is Your Sunscreen?

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, they present their findings to the rest of the class.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review with the class the process of designing an experiment
  • Have teams get feedback from other teams on their experimental design before submitting it to the teacher for final approval
  • The activity is the fourth segment in six
Classroom Considerations
  • You will need several materials for the experiment, but the list can be altered to include only what is available
  • Includes a rubric to evaluate the lab report and presentation
  • Provides suggestions for assessments to use throughout the experiment
  • None