After the Bell: Developing Sun Sense—Learning about protection from the Sun’s rays

by: Stephen J. Farenga and Daniel Ness

The American Academy of Dermatology (2008) reports that our students will experience 80% of their lifetime exposure to the Sun by the time they are 18. Further, research has demonstrated that continued exposure to the Sun’s ultraviolet rays can lead to skin aging, sunburn, immune suppression, ocular melanoma, cataracts, corneal burns, and even skin cancer. However, the first round of defense is knowledge. The activities presented here were developed to raise students’ awareness about the harmful effects of the sun’s rays while increasing their critical-thinking skills.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2008Stock # ss08_031_09_64Volume 031Issue 09

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