Summer Sun Safety
This TopicQuest was designed for Miss Tomlinson's Third Grade Class at Sallas Mahone Elementary School By Susan Kennedy, a Valdosta State Univerisity Preservice Teacher


Summer time is almost here!  Summer is a time for laughter, friends, family, vacations, and no school!  There is something that you need to be aware of though.  Did you know that the sun is very dangerous to your skin?  Have you ever wondered exactly how to take care of yourself during the summer to protect yourself?  Follow me through these websites and learn all about summer, sun and how to protect yourself from those harmful rays so you can have the best summer ever!


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Learn about the health effects such as: skin cancer, eye damage, photoaging/wrinkling and immune system suppression.  Did you know 80% of lifetime  exposure to the sun happens before age 18?
This site will give you great facts about sun exposure and a heat stroke and heat exhaustion instruction sheet.  You can even learn about who the sun will effect most
Here you will find sun safety tips from doctors.  They even give you advice on how to find a dermatologist just for you!
Here are some really cool activities for you to do in the summer.  This is a great place for your parents to go to save some money around the house!
Are you thinking about going to a camp this summer?  You can start browsing camps by checking out this website.
Do you need exact information on summer?  What do you think the encyclopedia says about it.  Check it out here!
This site is really interesting if you are looking to go to stay in Georgia this summer.  Here are listings of all Georgia summer camps!
Now that summer is here we will be getting in the pool!  Here are some great tips for pool safety from P.D. Parrot!
Have you ever wondered what the coolest sports are in the summer?  Check out this website to see what you can do this summer to keep in shape and have fun!
Click on this web page to find out cool ways to have fun at the beach!  Can't go to the beach?  There is neat beach games for you to play!

Mission Project

    Your parent(s) are going to be very busy one day this summer.  Your parent(s) are going to be so busy one day that they will not be able to provide a day full of sun and fun for the family.  Therefore, it will be up to you to provide a schedule of a summer day of fun for you and your family.  Remember, in order to have fun you also have to be safe!

    Your day of fun will tell about where you are going for your summer fun trip!  In order to have a fun time you have to provide at least 2 safety tips that you will use on  your trip.  When you show your planned trip to your family you will need to tell them why you chose to use these safety tips and what might happen if you did not use them.

     In addition, your family wants you to draw a picture of all the items you will bring on your vacation and a picture of where you are going to go.

       The TopicQuest Page has some links you might want to stop at for good advice on how to have a fun vacation. The Kids Turn Central  website tells about vacations you can take and cool safety tips you can take.

Have a Good Trip!

Mission Steps

1. Explore with your teacher Kids Turn Central for information to make a vacation for one day and safety tips to go with it.

2. Write or describe to your teacher 2 safety ideas that you will take on your vacation and why you chose these ideas.

3. Add the drawings of things you will take on your trip and the place you will go to your writing.

4. Give your article and drawings to your teacher to scan and publish on the Internet.


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