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National Curriculum

Created especially for 2nd—4th graders, Block the Sun, Not the FunSM is a Sunlight and Science Literacy Program from The Sun Safety Alliance and Coppertone® Suncare Products based on national standards.
Standard Benchmark Grade
Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  Uses prewriting strategies to plan written work
  Uses strategies to draft and revise written work  
  Uses strategies to edit and publish written work
  Evaluates own and others' writing
  Writes in a variety of forms or genres
  Gathers and uses information for research purposes   Uses a variety of strategies to plan research  
  Uses a variety of sources to gather information    
  Uses encyclopedias to gather information for research topics  
  Uses electronic media to gather information  
  Uses strategies to compile information into written reports or summaries  
Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
  Previews text  
  Establishes a purpose for reading  
  Understands how print is organized and read    
    Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts   Uses reading skills and strategies to understand a variety of informational texts
  Knows the defining characteristics of a variety of informational texts  
  Uses new information to adjust and extend personal knowledge base  
Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
  Knows that the sun provides the light and heat necessary to maintain the temperature of the earth  
  Knows that air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space, and moves around us as wind  
  Knows that short-term weather conditions can change daily, and weather patterns change over the seasons    
    Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the earths place in it   Knows basic patterns of the sun and moon    
Understands the sources and properties of energy
  Knows that light can be reflected, refracted, or absorbed  
  Knows that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object    
  Knows that the sun supplies heat and light to earth    
Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
  Plans and conducts simple investigations  
  Uses appropriate tools and simple equipment to gather scientific data and extend the senses  
  Knows that learning can come from careful observations and simple experiments    
Knows environmental and external factors that affect individual and community health
  Knows how the physical environment can impact personal health  
  Knows how individuals, communities, and states cooperate to control environmental problems and maintain a healthy environment  
  Knows how personal health can be influenced by society and science  
    Knows how to maintain and promote personal health   Knows behaviors that are safe, risky, or harmful to self and others  
  Knows basic personal hygiene habits required to maintain health    
    Knows essential concepts about the prevention and control of disease   Knows ways in which a person can prevent or reduce the risk of disease and disability  
You can download the entire program in pdf format* by clicking here or view each lesson plan/activity individually at this Web site.

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