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ERIC Number: ED511551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
SunWise[R] Meteorologist Tool Kit
US Environmental Protection Agency
The SunWise Program is designed to help meteorologists raise sun safety awareness by addressing the science of the sun, the risk of overexposure to its ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and what students and their families can do to protect themselves from overexposure. This Tool Kit has been designed for use all over the United States and its territories. As such, it will be used in schools with diverse requirements, curricula, and student bodies. In addition, across nation, seasons, climate, and geography can differ dramatically. With so many variables, SunWise recognizes the need for maximum flexibility and encourages users to adapt the Tool Kit components to meet their specific needs. The Tool Kit is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) On-Air Talking Points; (3) Activities; (4) UV Meter Activities (optional); (5) SunWisdom; (6) Resources; (7) Contact Information; and (8) Certificate of SunWisdom. The activities are designed to engage students while ensuring that a sun safety message is being transmitted in a manner suitable to their skills and abilities. Some of the activities contain classroom "Discussion Points." As an integral part of the learning process, these discussion points will help teachers focus students on the lessons' messages, which will assist them in relating what they have learned in the classroom to their behavior outside the classroom. The "SunWisdom" section contains fact sheets and other materials that will provide teachers with background information necessary to easily and thoroughly implement the SunWise Program. (Contains 54 resources.)
US Environmental Protection Agency. 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. Tel: 202-272-0167; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Environmental Protection Agency