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It is nice to play in the sun, but you must protect yourself.

Sun Safety - Age 7-11

Sun safety is one of the topics looked at in the Health section of PSHE. This quiz, written for children in KS2, will teach them all about the sun, the dangers it can present and how to protect themselves from it, to keep safe and still enjoy it.

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.

To keep safe in the sunshine when we are outside we use protective clothing and follow health and safety rules. As well as having harmful effects on our skin, the sun can also benefit our bodies and can have a positive impact on our mood. Take this quiz to see how much you know about sun safety.

1.
What does UV stand for?
Under visor
Umbrella violation
Ultraviolet
Universal vision
UV stands for ultraviolet and these are the rays that reach the earth from the sun
2.
What are the benefits of this vitamin?
It helps us look brown
It helps absorb calcium for teeth and bones
It helps us have fewer wrinkles
It helps us to digest our food
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is good for the development of strong teeth and bones
3.
If we don't protect our skin, UVA can cause what?
Burning
Blackheads
Tooth decay
Wrinkles
If skin is not protected, UVA causes age spots and wrinkles. You can remember this by thinking UVA-aging
4.
There are two types of UV rays. What are they called?
UV1 and UV2
UVA and UVB
UVA and UV2
UV1 and UVB
The two ultraviolet rays from the sun are called UVA and UVB
5.
When should you first apply sun lotion?
30 minutes before you go out
As soon as you wake up
When the skin starts to feel hot
Once you are in the sun
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
6.
What should we put on our skin to protect it from the sun?
Sun lotion
After sun
Soap
Moisturiser
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
7.
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
8.
How often should you reapply sun lotion?
Every 20 minutes
Twice a day
Only if it comes off
Every two hours
It is advised that you reapply sun lotion every two hours, more if you have been swimming
9.
When using a sun lotion, what do the letters SPF stand for?
Skin protection factor
Sun protection factor
Sun pure fun
Skin pressure fraction
SPF refers to the sun protection factor which is an indicator of how much protection the cream will give you from the sun
10.
If we don't protect our skin, UVB can cause what?
Wrinkles
Blackheads
Burning
Tooth decay
If skin is not protected, UVB causes red skin and burning. You can remember this by thinking UVB-burns
Author:  Terri Brown

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