BrainPOP

Sun Protection

If you’ve ever gotten a sunburn, you know how powerful the sun’s rays can be. But did you know that it’s actually ultraviolet radiation--not the light that you can see--that can do the most damage to your skin? In this BrainPOP movie on sun protection, Tim and Moby will fill you in on how you can guard against premature aging, skin cancer, and the other problems that prolonged exposure to the sun can bring. You’ll learn about the three different types of ultraviolet rays, and the different ways that they affect your skin. You’ll learn why you tan, and why you burn. Finally, you’ll discover how sunscreen works, and what, exactly, “sun protection factor” (or “SPF”) means. So slather yourself in zinc oxide and click on this movie!

Learn More:

Why do people need to use sunscreen?

How is sunblock made?

How does sunscreen work? What is SPF?