Unit Plan

Sun Blocks: Building a Foundation for Healthy Skin

This Sun Blocks: Building a Foundation for Healthy Skin unit plan also includes:

Here comes the sun! Primary graders engage in activities that teach them how to protect themselves from the effects of UV rays. They learn that each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer) offers its own special challenges so they create their own sun safety book that includes the ideas and illustrations on show how they can address these challenges.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide small groups with solar powered toys, have them move the toy about the classroom, and record observations about how the toy functions in different lighting
  • Have individuals create a sun safety kit that fits in their backpack and provides a safe place for their sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat
  • Use the provided link to access information about the UV index for your area
Classroom Considerations
  • The plans are designed to address the sun risks associated with each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer)
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The 42-page packet includes teaching plans, a reference list of sun safety books, activities designed specifically for each season, and templates for the sun safety books
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