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    In this activity, students use UV beads to investigate the effectiveness of different sunscreen lotions.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain the connection between UV rays from the Sun and sunburn
    • explain how our skin can be protected through the use of sunscreen
    • explain the Sun protection factor (SPF) and how it relates to different levels of protection.

    Download the Word file for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • extension ideas
    • student handout.
      Published 29 July 2008, Updated 1 March 2013 Referencing Hub articles