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Do you like being in the sun?

Sun Safety

This KS2 PSHE quiz will teach you all about the sun, the dangers it can present and how to protect yourself from it so that you keep safe and still enjoy it.

It is very important that we know how to look after our bodies at all times. We do this from the inside with a balanced diet and exercise, but also from the outside with protective clothing and following health and safety rules. One thing that lots of people enjoy is being outside in the sun. It is important to understand that the sun can be damaging to our bodies if we don’t take precautions and protect ourselves from its powerful rays. The sun can be very strong even on days when it doesn’t feel very hot or there is a strong breeze in the air. We should take precautions at all times. As well as having harmful effects on unprotected skin, the sun can also benefit our bodies and can have a positive impact on our mood and other bodily functions.

What does UV stand for?
Universal vision
Umbrella violation
Under visor
UV stands for ultraviolet and these are the rays that reach the earth from the sun
There are two types of UV rays. What are they called?
UV1 and UV2
UV1 and UVB
UVA and UV2
The two ultraviolet rays from the sun are called UVA and UVB
What should we put on our skin to protect it from the sun?
Sun lotion
After sun
Sun lotion should be worn to protect the skin from the sun's rays. It is important that your sun lotion contains a high SPF for best protection
If we don't protect our skin, UVA can cause what?
Tooth decay
If skin is not protected, UVA causes age spots and wrinkles. You can remember this by thinking UVA-aging
If we don't protect our skin, UVB can cause what?
Tooth decay
If skin is not protected, UVB causes red skin and burning. You can remember this by thinking UVB-burns
When using a sun lotion, what do the letters SPF stand for?
Skin pressure fraction
Skin protection factor
Sun pure fun
Sun protection factor
SPF refers to the sun protection factor which is an indicator of how much protection the cream will give you from the sun
When should you first apply sun lotion?
30 minutes before you go out
Once you are in the sun
When the skin starts to feel hot
As soon as you wake up
It is recommended that sun lotion is applied 30 minutes before you go in the sun so that the body has time to absorb it
How often should you reapply sun lotion?
Only if it comes off
Twice a day
Every two hours
Every 20 minutes
It is advised that you reapply sun lotion every two hours, more if you have been swimming
What vitamin do we get from the sun?
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
The sun provides us with a good source of vitamin D
What are the benefits of this vitamin?
It helps us to digest our food
It helps absorb calcium for teeth and bones
It helps us have less wrinkles
It helps us look brown
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is good for the development of strong teeth and bones


Author:  Terri Brown

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