Lesson Plan

Skin Cancer: Grades 9-12

This Skin Cancer: Grades 9-12 lesson plan also includes:

Lather up! That's the takeaway from two activities that focus on skin cancer. To begin, class members read articles to gather information about sun exposure, tanning, and skin cancer. They use this information to design a pamphlet to convince teens to stay out of the sun and tanning salons. The second activity has individuals analyzing the messages projected by the appearance of various celebrities.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research the efficacy of various sunscreens and skincare products
  • Ask another group to investigate the information provided by various tanning salons
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups require access to computers with internet
  • Requires copies
  • Includes a comprehension quiz and answer key
  • None