With summer here, it is important to always wear sunscreen while outdoors at any age. Science NetLinks presents a lesson plan on Skin Cancer 1: Exposing Healthy Skin to the Sun. The purpose of this exercise is to develop an understanding of the science behind keeping skin healthy, including how it functions to protect the body and what can be done to protect skin cells from mutations caused by excessive sun exposure.
If you like part 1, here's the link to Skin Cancer 2: Types, Prevention, and Detection that explores what happens when healthy skin cells mutate and grow uncontrollably, leading to skin cancer.
These lessons are part of the Skin Deep Project, which examines the science behind skin and provides more lessons, activities, and interactives that take a closer look at the science behind skin.