Children's Health Curriculum Lesson 4: Be Sun Smart
This lesson teaches kids about the sun and why plants, animals, and humans need it. It also explains how the sun can be harmful and ways to protect ourselves from it.
Kids Will Be Able To
- define sunscreen, sunburn, vitamin D, and ultraviolet (UV) light;
- explain basic information about the sun;
- list three things that the sun provides which we need; and
- list three ways that they can protect themselves from too much sun.
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Lesson Cards (PDF) (9 pp, 3 MB)
Handouts for students:
Take Home Talk (PDF) (2 pp, 894 K)
Poster 1 Sunsafe (PDF) (2 pp, 718 K)
Poster 2 Sunsafe (PDF) (2 pp, 903 K)
Poster 3 Sunsafe (PDF) (2 pp, 503 K)
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- EPA: Action Steps for Sun Safety