Health & Life Skills

Life Skills Survey: Survey Link


Sun Safety & Sunburn

Get the Facts Before you frolic!

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  • Grab a laptop & visit the following websites to read about sun exposure & surrounding issues.
  • Then, take notes on the terms & answer the essential questions.
  • Use the table as a format for neat note-taking.

Sun Sites

Mayo Clinic
Skin Care
Sunscreen
UVA vs. UVB
Skin Cancer

Note-Taking Format


Term
Definition or Explanation
Source
melanin


melanoma


sunburn


dermatologist


UVA


UVB







Essential Questions (Pick 5) or Write your own

1. How do you keep your skin healthy?
2. What will a dermatologist suggest to keep your skin healthy?
3. What is the difference between UVA & UVB rays?
4. Is sunless tanning bad for you? A tanning bed? A spray tan?
5. Does sunscreen expire?
6. Do all skin types need to wear sunscreen?
7. What is 'broad spectrum' sunscreen?
8. Why do some people go out into the sun without sunscreen or sun protection?
9. How does higher altitude affect the sun's strength?
10. How do your surroundings affect the sun's strength: sun, concrete, water, snow?

Group Share

We'll share our findings in groups, then you'll work with your group to create your final product: a caricature of your choice.