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1 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 1 SunWise a program that radiates good ideas U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 2 Be SunWise

3 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 3 What do you know about the Sun? Introduction

4 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 4 The Sun Introduction Keeps Us Warm Helps Plants Grow Causes Sunburns Makes Our Skin Wrinkle GoodBad

5 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 5 The Sun Introduction Helps Plants Grow Makes Vitamin _ Keeps Us Warm Makes Us F__l Good G_v_s Us Light Kills Ge_m_ GoodBad Makes Vitamin D Kills Germs Makes Us Feel Good Gives Us Light

6 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 6 The Sun Introduction Makes Our Skin Wrinkle Causes Sunburns Causes S_i_ Cancer Causes E_e Damage Good Bad Causes Skin Cancer Causes Eye Damage

7 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 7 The Sun… …is necessary for life on Earth. It helps plants grow, and provides warmth and light. Sunlight also helps people to be happy and healthy. Introduction

8 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 8 The Sun… …produces light and warmth but also Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt. It is UV radiation, not the warmth or brightness of the sun, that causes changes to skin color, damage to eyes, and other bad health effects. Introduction

9 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 9  Time of day  Time of year  Location  Altitude  Weather  Reflection  Ozone Layer Introduction UV radiation is not always the same; it changes based on…

10 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 10 How do we measure UV radiation levels? We use the UV Index Scale. Reported on a scale of Introduction UV index Take special care when the UV Index is 5-6 or higher.

11 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 11 How Can You Become SunWise?

12 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 12 SunWiseSunWise Sun Safety Action Steps Health Effects Limit Time in the Midday Sun Seek Shade Cover Up Wear a Hat Use Sunscreen Wear Sunglasses Avoid Tanning Parlors Watch for the UV Index

13 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 13 Limit Time in the Midday Sun Introduction The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. Limit exposure to the sun during these hours. Sun Safety Action Steps

14 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 14 Seek Shade Introduction Staying under cover is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun. But remember, shade structures do not offer complete sun protection. Sun Safety Action Steps

15 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 15 Sun Safety Action Steps Cover Up Introduction Wearing long sleeves and long pants is a good way to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.

16 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 16 Sun Safety Action Steps Use Sunscreen Introduction Use sunscreen of SPF 30+ generously and reapply every 2 hours, or after working, swimming, playing, or exercising outdoors.

17 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 17 Sun Safety Action Steps Wear a Hat Introduction A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for your eyes, ears, face, and the back of your neck.

18 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 18 Sun Safety Action Steps Wear Sunglasses Introduction Sunglasses that provide 99 to 100 percent UV protection will greatly reduce sun exposure that can lead to eye damage.

19 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 19 Sun Safety Action Steps Avoid Tanning Parlors Introduction The light source from sunbeds and sunlamps damages the skin and unprotected eyes. It is a good idea to avoid artificial sources of UV light.

20 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 20 Sun Safety Action Steps Watch for the UV Index Watch for the UV Index Introduction The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. The UV Index is issued daily across the United States.

21 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 21 Are You SunWise? Introduction

22 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 22 True or False? You can get sunburned on a cloudy day. Introduction

23 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 23 True or False? Introduction Even on a cloudy day, many of the sun’s rays can still reach the Earth’s surface. TRUE You can get sunburned on a cloudy day.

24 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 24 True or False? You only need to wear sunscreen when you are at the beach. Introduction

25 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 25 True or False? You only need to wear sunscreen when you are at the beach. Introduction You do not have to be sunbathing to get a damaging dose of the sun. Everyday exposure to the sun without sunscreen can damage your skin. FALSE

26 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 26 True or False? Sunscreen with a SPF of LESS than 30 is enough to protect my skin. Introduction SPF 8 Sunscreen

27 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 27 True or False? Introduction Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 or Higher. Remember to put on enough sunscreen to protect your skin. FALSE Sunscreen with a SPF of LESS than 30 is enough to protect my skin. SPF 30 Sunscreen

28 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 28 True or False? My skin doesn’t get sunburned, so I don’t need to worry about protecting myself from overexposure to the sun. Introduction

29 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 29 True or False? My skin doesn’t get sunburned, so I don’t need to worry about protecting myself from overexposure to the sun. Introduction Skin cancer and other bad effects from the sun can affect any person, regardless of skin color. FALSE

30 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 30 Do You Know Who I Am? Test Your Knowledge Introduction

31 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 31 SunWise Clue Introduction From morning ‘til evening, I avoid the sun’s rays. Eucalyptus trees shade me and keep me cool through the days! Courtesy of Sunwise Stampede – San Diego Zoo. Who Am I?

32 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 32 I’m a Koala. Introduction

33 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 33 SunWise Clue Introduction I put dirt and sand on my back to block out the sun, and drink trunks full of water, being thirsty is no fun! Courtesy of Sunwise Stampede – San Diego Zoo. Who Am I?

34 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 34 I’m an Elephant. Introduction

35 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 35 SunWise Clue Introduction In water and mud I love to stay. My body makes an oily, pink sunscreen to protect my skin so I can play! Courtesy of Sunwise Stampede – San Diego Zoo. Who Am I?

36 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 36 I’m a Hippopotamus Introduction

37 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 37 SunWise Clue Introduction My black eye ring “sunglasses” protect my eyes from the sun’s glare. I’m the coolest “kat” around with a social flair. Courtesy of Sunwise Stampede – San Diego Zoo. Who Am I?

38 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 38 I’m a Meerkat. Introduction

39 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 39 SunWise Clue Introduction I’m low on the ground and I move real slow. My clothing protects me from the sun wherever I go. Courtesy of Sunwise Stampede – San Diego Zoo. Who Am I?

40 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 40 I’m a Turtle. Introduction

41 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 41 SunWise Riddle Introduction Knock, Anita. I “nita” another bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen! Who’s there? Anita who? SPF 30 Sunscreen

42 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 42 Whatever You Do… Be SunWise! Introduction

43 SunWiseSunWise JA K-2 43 SunWise U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a program that radiates good ideas


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