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Children's Health Curriculum Lesson 4: Be Sun Smart

Lesson 4

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 4: Be Sun Smart

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Instructor materials:
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 1 Sunsafe

Poster 2 Sunsafe (PDF) (2 pp, 903 K)
Poster 2 Sunsafe

Poster 3 Sunsafe (PDF) (2 pp, 503 K)
Poster 3 Sunsafe

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