We have been discussing the risks involved in tanning and the sun. It’s time to assess your own skin risk!
Check out the articles on Teen’s Health and Skin Check to get the basics about skin, ultraviolet light, and the dangers of tanning. Please answer the questions below. Each question below is worth ten points. I will take off 15 points if you disrupt the class. Please answer all questions using only these three web sites: Kid’s Health/Teen’s Health: http://kidshealth.org/teen/http:// www.skincancer.org/prevention/education-program/rays-awareness and www.skincheck.org My g-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. STOP! Before you begin, please copy and paste this to Pages.
1-How does tanning affect the skin (include the role of melanin)?
2-How does the skin become damaged by exposure to ultraviolet light?
3-What are healthier alternatives to tanning beds?
4- List the pros and cons of using sun screen. Which argument is more convincing? Why?
5. The skin is the largest organ in the body, but it does not always get the credit it deserves. Describe the important role the skin plays in the body.
6. What is skin cancer? What causes it?
7. Do you need to wear sunscreen when it is cloudy out? What about in the winter or while riding in a car? Should you wear it at night?
8. Come up with a plan explaining how you will keep yourself safe from the sun? Take your time. Think about your answers to questions one through six. They will help you with your plan. This question is worth 30 points.