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Dressed to Protect

Dressed to Protect

In this activity students will gain a better understanding of how animals keep safe from the Sun. They will also learn ways to protect themselves from the Sun, using human models that connect to animal Sun safety behaviors. The students will participate in a matching activity to pair animal Sun safety adaptations with human models of the adaptations. Student will then use animal Sun safety adaptations to dress a paper doll with Sun care clothing and accessories.

Dressed to Protect is part of the STEM²D Student Activity Series. The content and layout were developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center as part of Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM²D initiative (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design), using a template provided by FHI 360 and JA Worldwide. This series includes a suite of interactive and fun, hands-on activities for girls (and boys), ages 5–18, globally.

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