How Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

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How Effective Is Your Sunscreen?


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This video describes which level of sunscreen best protects skin from the harmful effects of the Sun’s rays. In this Dragonfly TV video, there are some boys that order a set of special water bottles designed to change color when exposed to ultraviolet rays. Next, the boys apply olive oil, shortening, and three sunscreens of different sun protection factors (SPF) to the bottles and gauge how well the applications work. The boys ultimately learn that the higher the SPF, the better the protection.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.8.1) State a health-enhancing position and support it with accurate information.

Example: applying sunscreen has been proven to help prevent skin cancer

Tags: Sunscreen
License Type: Public Domain
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

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Author: Morgan Boyd
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit