Sun Safety Teaching Materials
Complied January 2006
Skin Cancer Prevention Program
California Department of Health Services
? Preschool-K: California Early Childhood Sun Protection Curriculum. Hot
Shots (video). Poster. All at no cost. Contact: Skin Cancer Prevention
Program, California Department of Health Services. (916) 449-5393.
www.dhs.ca.gov/cpns/skin/default.htm. (Click on the “Resources” link to
access order form. Scroll down to “Preschool Sun Safety Education
Package” which appears in bold-face blue type.)
? Preschool-Grade 12: Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, Australia. Skin
cancer prevention education resources. www.sunsmart.com.au.
? Grades K-12: SunSmart America. Free curriculum and related materials.
Contact: Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation. (561) 687-2400.
? Grades K-8: SunWise School Program: No cost: Available in Spanish.
Contact: Environmental Protection Agency. (202) 343-9361.
? Grades K-8: Sun Safety Activity Guide (download at no cost). Sun
Safety: A Growing Health Concern (video) - $30. Contact: National
(202) 974-2486. www.nsc.org/ehc/sunsafe.htm.
? Grades K-5: Sunny Days Healthy Ways - Resource kit on CD-ROM.
Grades K-1: Sunny Days Healthy Ways - Interactive CD-ROM. $39.95.
Grades 2-3: Sunny Days Healthy Ways - Interactive CD-ROM. $39.95.
Grades 4-5: Sunny Days Healthy Ways - Interactive CD-ROM. $39.95.
Grades K-12: Sun Safe School Guide. No cost.
Contact: Klein Buendel, Inc. (877) 258-2915, ext. 3. www.sdhw.info.
? Grades 4-12: Project SAFETY. CD-ROM. $13.00. (SAFETY stands for
“Sun Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth.”) Meets national science
and health education standards. Contact: University of Texas, M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center. (713) 745-1205.
? Grades 7-8: Sun Guard Man. Free curriculum download. Contact: Coalition
for Skin Cancer Prevention in Maryland. (800) 492-1056, ext. 340.
www.sunguardman.org. (Website includes free sun-safety interactive
? Grades 7-12: Rays Awareness. Online information regarding UV radiation
levels around the United States and personalized sun-safety
recommendations. Presented by the Weather Channel.
? Grades 9-12: Downloadable lesson plan, for use by high school health
educators, that uses a game show format. Prepared by the Melanoma
Education Foundation in Massachusetts.
? Grades K-8+: UV-reactive beads, T-shirts, and paints. (Note: These items
are excellent for getting young people’s attention and demonstrating the
existence of invisible UV rays.) Contact: Educational Innovations, Inc. (888)
912-7474. www.teachersource.com/catalog/index.html. (Click on “Color,
Light, and Sound.” Then click on “UV Detecting Products.”)
Sun Safety in California- Tips for Safety for the whole Family around water
According to the American Cancer society, more than one million cases of basal
cell cancer are diagnosed annually. In addition, approximately 55,000 new cases
of the deadly from of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, are diagnosed annually
in the United States. This page is dedicated to providing you information and tips
on reducing your risk of skin cancer.
Tips for Sun Safety
? When possible, avoid
outdoor activities during
the hours of 10 AM and
4 PM, when the sun's
rays are the strongest.
? Always wear a broad-
against both UVA and
UVB) sunscreen with a
Sun Protection Factor.