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Two Minutes, Twice a Day: Oral Health Skills

For Teachers K - 3rd
Check out these four cross-curricular lessons to teach young elementary schoolers about the importance of oral hygiene! They will have a blast and learn a lot about caring for their teeth in the process.
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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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Anatomy - PreK - 1st Grade

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anatomy starts at the microscopic level with cells, which are the basic units of living things. Cells combine to make tissues, tissues combine to make organs, and organs combine to make organ systems.
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Dental Detectives

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the theme of dental health and hygeine. They make tooth loss predictions, count lost teeth, and graph tooth loss. In addition, they listen to dental health stories, read online stories, create spreadsheets, and play...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Dental Care

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Don't forget to brush! Help your special education class excel at taking care of their wonderful smiles. They'll discuss proper brushing and flossing techniques, watch a video on dental hygiene, and then brush their teeth. 
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Healthy Teeth

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A simple, yet effective lesson on dental health is here for your young learners. In groups, your class will place eggs in cups that contain a variety of liquids and observe what happens to the color of the egg. They brush the egg with a...
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Dental Health Web Tour

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners use a worksheet to guide them through a website about healthy teeth. There are directions each step of the way with questions to answer as they move along. The main topics covered are the types of teeth, brushing teeth,...
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Dental Chemistry Analogy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After taking in background information on teeth, marble, eggshell, and fluoride, chemistry aces design an experiment. Their goal is to demonstrate whether or not fluoride has a similar effect on marble or eggshell as it does on tooth...
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Dental Health

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the types of habits that are necessary for good dental health. They use information provided from a variety of resources to make conclusions of the overall practice of dental hygiene. Then students produce a...
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Be a Dental Detective

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a webquest to discover the importance of maintaining good dental health. They answer questions focusing on the types of teeth and how to keep then healthy. Each question has a Internet link to find the answer.
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Dental Health Challenge

For Students 4th - 5th
For this dental health worksheet, students read the 10 statements about dental health. Students then select the correct answer to complete the 10 exercises.
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Dental Head & Neck Anatomy

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Are you teaching complex dental anatomy? Then this resource might be for you! Your class can practice locating and spelling difficult head and neck anatomy vocabulary words by finding them in this word search. This resource is very...
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Oral Health Education Resource Kit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Brushing, flossing, a healthy diet, and personal hygiene are keys to good oral health and the information, the activities, and the experiments included in this packet will go a long way toward encouraging your class members to develop...
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Two Minutes, Twice a Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Don't forget to brush your egg! Children try to brush the stains off of hard boiled eggs in the final lesson plan of this oral health series. The egg experiment from the previous two days is concluded as pupils record and discuss their...
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How Long is a Minute?

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
What can you do in a minute? To better appreciate how long they should be brushing their teeth, young learners time each tother performing a variety of different tasks for one minute. First, however, students record their day one...
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Chew On This!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners develop pamphlets for a dental health mentoring program that educates younger students about caring for their teeth. They recall experiences at visits to dentists and consider why some students may have poor dental health.
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Tell Me About Teeth

For Students 4th - 6th
In this science worksheet, learners investigate the purpose of teeth, types of teeth, their anatomy, dental care, animal skulls and teeth, parts of a tooth and related topics by reading and completing the activities on the 8 full color...
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Dental Impressions

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What an impressive task it is to make dental impressions! Pupils learn how dentists use proportional reasoning, unit conversions, and systems of equations to estimate the materials needed to make stone models of dental impressions....
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Dental Health Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
In this dental health worksheet, students read the statements about dental health. Students use the words in the word bank to complete the 10 statements.
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Let's Take Care of Our Teeth

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore the concept of dental health and identify different types of teeth and how to take care of them. Students then chart dental care within the classroom.
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Pop Up Smiling!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research information on how to maintain oral health. They create informational pop-up books with instructions on proper dental health care. Afterward, they draw and construct relevant pop-up illustrations to demonstrate...
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Hard Outside, Soft Inside

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
How are teeth and eggs similar? The second lesson in this series uses hardboiled eggs to teach children about the structure of their teeth. Making the connection that both teeth and eggs have a hard outside and a soft inside, students...
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Be Kind to Your Teeth

For Students K - 2nd
What kinds of food can be bad for your teeth? Kindergartners and first graders explore dental health with an interactive science inquiry. Given a choice of foods such as celery, cake, and milk, kids choose which ones are better for their...
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Let's Talk Teeth

For Teachers K - 5th
Complete a number of activities in this group of lessons about dental health and teeth. Your elementary students will like the projects like making teeth models, reading a book, writing poetry and diagramming teeth.
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Dental Care / Brushing Teeth

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss teeth and how best to care for them. In this dental care lesson, students review pictures of teeth that have been taken care of poorly, construct a keepsake box for the "tooth fairy" and read books about dental care.
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Lessons for Children’s Dental Health Month

For Teachers K
Students learn about dental health.  In this dental health lesson, students relate the eggshell to the enamel of the tooth.  Students experiment with four drinks to see the effects on the tooth. Students listen to books about dental health.
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Dental Health Word Jumble

For Students 4th - 5th
In this dental health worksheet, learners unscramble the letters in 20 words to spell vocabulary pertaining to healthy teeth. There is a word bank.
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Word Search Puzzle: Dental Care

For Students 3rd
In this dental care learning exercise, 3rd graders will focus on vocabulary associated with oral hygiene. Students will complete a word search and find the 26 words that are listed below the puzzle.
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Dental Hygiene To help Children Properly Brush

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners explore personal health by participating in a tooth brushing experiment. In this dental hygiene lesson, students discuss the importance of brushing their teeth regularly to avoid disease. Learners utilize boiled eggs and soak...
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Open Wide and Trek Inside

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Don't underestimate the value of a clean mouth! Here is a six-lesson unit that details everything a youngster needs to know about oral hygiene. It includes lessons on the purpose of a mouth and teeth, the nature of oral bacteria and the...
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Health Education: Dental Flossing

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders do dental flossing. In this dental care lesson plan, 3rd graders demonstrate proper dental flossing technique and describe the benefits of flossing.
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Human Body Series - Mouth and Teeth - Healthy Teeth

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
This assignment regarding teeth is something to chatter about! It is a simple data table with two illustrated columns. In one, students cut out and affix pictures of foods that are healthy for the teeth. In the other, they cut out and...
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Dental Health Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this completing a crossword puzzle about teeth worksheet, students read clues across and down and fill in the squares about dental health. Students write 10 answers.
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Oral Health

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the oral hygiene of older adults. They research the dental outcomes of being older and how important healthy habits can be. They choose foods that are better for oral health. The outcome...
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Dental Health Word Search

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word search worksheet, students study the terms associated with dental health. Students locate the 10 words within the word search puzzle.
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Tooth or Consequences

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners listen to facts about dental health and watch a tooth brushing and flossing demonstration by the teacher.
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Plaque Busters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work with the scientific method; observation, hypothesis, and experimentation. They observe the effects of decay and the need of good oral hygiene during an experiment with an apple.
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Finders Keepers

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood dental health learning exercise, students examine the pictures of 10 items and identify those that keep their mouths healthy.
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Dental Word Search

For Students 4th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students find the terms that are associated with dental health and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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National Dental Hygiene Month Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learning about dental hygiene can be interesting with lessons that explore math, science, and the vocabulary of dentistry.
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Dental Health

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dental vocabulary worksheet, students identify and match the correct dental term in column one to the correct definition found in column two. There are ten vocabulary words and definitions to match.
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Let's Take Care of Our Teeth!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students identify types of teeth, tools for teeth, the people and behaviors associated with dental care. Then, they create a list of ways to take care of their teeth. Students also create a chart of dental care using key terms and...
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Health Education: Brushing Teeth

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore dental health as a topic. In this personal health lesson plan, 2nd graders demonstrate the proper technique for tooth brushing and describe the benefits of good dental health.
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Tooth Crossword

For Students 4th - 5th
In this crossword instructional activity, students complete a crossword puzzle by solving clues about healthy teeth. For example, "Base of the tooth below the gum."
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Smile!

For Teachers Pre-K
Students explore physical health by researching good dental habits. In this tooth care lesson, students identify foods that promote good oral hygiene and discuss ways to improve their brushing habits. Students create paintings of smiling...
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Stopping Decay

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students review reasons why teeth are necessary, define tooth decay, discuss and list ways to prevent tooth decay, name at least two foods that promote dental health, watch video Tooth Wisdom, and complete worksheet Tooth Healthy Snacks.
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Tug-A- Tooth

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a physical activity and relate to dental health.  In this physical education, dental health math instructional activity, students use gym equipment to simulate teeth in the mouth.  Students complete math problems...
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Healthy Smile Hidden Picture

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dental health worksheet, learners study a large and very detailed picture of children in a park. Students search and locate 7 items pertaining to good dental health in the picture.
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ESL Holiday Reading Comprehension: Fresh Breath Day

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a passage about oral hygiene and Fresh Breath Day on August 6. Kids answer 100 varied questions pertaining to the article. There is also a link to listen to the...
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Healthy Smile

For Students Pre-K - K
For this health worksheet, students circle the pictures that relate to good health. Examples include a toothbrush, apple, milk, and dental floss.
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The Great Body Shop - Let's Talk Teeth

For Teachers 4th
While this activity could be done using the materials at hand, it is designed for use with the program The Great Body Shop. Using Inspiration, pupils create a project focused on dental hygiene.
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Oral Hygiene

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the importance of oral hygiene.  In this oral hygiene lesson students complete several activities that help them better understand the importance of dental hygiene. 
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Dental Hygiene: Mr. Tooth

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover the importance of dental care.  In this dental hygiene lesson, students discover the full functions of their teeth and what can cause their teeth damage.  Students complete a worksheet at home which prepares them for...
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Things That Help Your Teeth

For Students K - 1st
In this dental hygiene worksheet, students view items that take care of teeth and complete the fill in sentence, "These are all...."
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A Teeth Changing Experience

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students research human health by reading an educational story in class. In this oral health lesson, students identify the importance of brushing their teeth and consuming calcium. Students read the book A Teeth Changing Experience and...
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Healthy Smile

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this crossword worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle by solving clues good healthy teeth. For example, "Children have 20 primary..."
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What Causes Tooth Decay

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate oral hygiene.  In this personal health instructional activity, students discover the parts of a tooth and how to best protect them from disease.  Students examine the effects of acids on tooth enamel and calcium.
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Healthy Teeth

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students discuss how unhealthy teeth and gums affect health. In this adult health lesson plan, students identify foods that are harmful to teeth. They share ways to keep the teeth and gums healthy and disease free.
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Dental Health: Cavities

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dental care worksheet, students read five paragraphs about dental health and cavities. Students then answer several questions about the text.
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What Do Mouths Do?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover the purposes and parts of the mouth, about oral health.
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Healthy Teeth

For Students Pre-K - K
In this health worksheet, students are reminded to brush their teeth every day. Students will color the picture of the rabbit and her tooth brush.
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Healthy Teeth Maze

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this healthy teeth instructional activity, students help EarTwiggle through the maze to the healthy teeth by finding the healthy habits and foods.
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Dental Health-Alphabetical Order

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dental health worksheet, students alphabetize a set of 16 words found at the bottom of the page. Worksheet has links to additional activities.
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Healthy Field Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Hosting a Healthy Field Day will take a lot of planning and organization, but with a lot of parent participation it can come together very well. The resource describes seven stations of the ten that were presented. Each of these has a...
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Your Mighty Teeth

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Why do we need our teeth? In this first of four lessons, young learners are introduced to the different ways we rely on our pearly whites. The class is initially engaged with a mystery box activity, which leads into a discussion about...
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Why All the Fuss to Brush

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this dental hygiene worksheet, students complete the 4-step procedure to learn about dental hygiene. Students complete 4 observation questions and answer 4 conclusion questions.
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Tell Me the Tooth

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students demonstrate the proper teeth brushing technique. In this dental hygiene lesson, students read the book I Know Why I Brush My Teeth and invite a dentist into the classroom to demonstrate the proper way to brush teeth.
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Watch Your Mouth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the effects of tooth loss to their bodies.  In this oral health lesson students complete several activities that help them determine how tooth loss effects nutrition, facial structure and jaw bones. 
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Human Body: Teeth

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine the structure of teeth, the different types of teeth and their functions. They discuss how to take care of their teeth and how to prevent dental diseases by viewing movies, participating in hands-on experiments and...
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Taking Care of Your Teeth

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss the importance of taking care of their teeth while viewing pictures showing good/poor teeth care. In this health and science lesson, 1st graders list 3 things to do to keep teeth healthy, creating a lis on chart...
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Nutrition and Oral Health

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students participate in activities that help to educate them on oral health and nutrition.  In this investigative lesson students will identify foods that promote good oral health and hygiene.
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Good Nutrition for Good Dental Health

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils identify nutritous foods that promote dental health. They choose a variety of foods that are good for teeth. They identify food groups and their place in the food pyramid. They discuss the importance of dental nutrition.
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Smile Smarts Oral Health Curriculum

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students are given information on good oral health and tooth protection that is appropriate to their age and lifestyle. They discuss how adult permanent teeth are meant to last the rest of their life. Students are given a copy of "Teeth...
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Healthy Toothousand Word Search

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this dental health worksheet, students locate 10 words pertaining to healthy teeth in a word search puzzle. There is a word bank.
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Good Hygiene: A Healthy Smile

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students practice proper brushing techniques. In this dental hygiene instructional activity, students use a plaque disclosing tablet to practice the correct tooth brushing procedure.
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A Healthy Smile

For Students K - 1st
In this dental health worksheet, students reinforce the idea that good dental hygiene creates a beautiful smile. Students draw a picture of themselves with a healthy smile in the oval frame.
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What Keeps Teeth Healthy?

For Teachers K
In this dental health worksheet, students examine 10 pictures and decide which 6 items help with oral health. They draw a line from each of those pictures to a picture of a smiling boy. They add the letter t to 3 word ending to form the...
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The Crest Egg-Speriment

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars discover how fluoride protects their teeth. In this dental lesson, students conduct an experiment with two eggs to simulate what would happen if they didn't take care of their teeth. Young scholars discuss the results of...
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Tooth Names

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this oral health worksheet, students examine the picture of the upper jaw and lower jaw teeth. Students label each tooth appropriately.
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Oral Care Calendar

For Students K - 4th
In this dental care calendar worksheet, students put a happy face in the box for each day on the calendar that they brush their teeth twice.
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Word Search: Teeth

For Students 4th - 5th
For this word search worksheet, students find 12 words related to dental hygiene in a tooth-shaped puzzle. An answer sheet is provided.
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Facts About Teeth Chart

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this health worksheet students see a large tooth in the center of the page with lines all around it. Students write facts about teeth and tooth care on the lines.
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Teeth Word Search

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this tooth shaped word search worksheet, students locate 12 words which pertain to dental care. There is a word bank provided.
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Dentists Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
In this dental word search puzzle, students identify terms related to dentists. Examples include cavity, cleaning, and crown. A list of 45 words is provided to assist students in this search.
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A-Maze-ing Message

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this dental care secret message worksheet, students decode the message hidden in the tooth by following the arrows and recording the letters in the order they find them.
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A Dentist Appointment

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dental health learning exercise, learners read the dialogue from an appointment with a dentist. Students select the answers to complete the conversation.
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Dental Health

For Teachers K - 1st
Students watch a presentation about how cavities are formed, view a dentist office on the Internet. Students make a class book about teeth after taking digital pictures of teeth.
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Let's Learn About Dentists

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify what a dentist does in his/her profession and list reasons why a person may go to the dentist. They write about a personal experience with a dentist.
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Teeth and Healthy Eating

For Teachers K - 3rd
This presentation doesn't just tell kids to brush their teeth, it tells them why! It also names all the parts of the tooth and provides healthy snack options. A simple, yet informative health care lesson that is just a click away.
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Let's Eat

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders will discuss foods that are healthy for their teeth and foods that are not healthy for their teeth. They create a graphic organizer using Inspiration showing 4 foods that are healthy for their teeth.
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Human Body Series Mouth and Teeth - Mouth Mirror

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Open wide! Using a mirror to examine the inside of their mouths, someday dentists draw a picture of what they see. They are to include the correct number of teeth as well as the tongue and gums. An extension activity suggested in the...
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Open Wide and Trek Inside

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore, examine and study the importance of oral health. They become engaged in learning about the mouth, oral cavity and oral health and assess how to recognize that their mouth serves many purposes and has different parts.
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Mission Nutrition

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore having healthy habits. In this healthy habits lesson, students discover healthy things to eat, how to take care of their teeth, and why it is important to get plenty of rest. Student draw and label pictures and play...
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Tooth Brushing Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discuss importance of brushing teeth, and create paper teeth to practice brushing plaque.
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Technology Tackling Biofilms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use their knowledge of biofilms to design a model of a new toothbrush to tackle dental biofilms. In addition, they evaluate the product, and communicate the process of the technological design.
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Open Wide and Trek Inside!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore, examine and study a module that focuses on the science of the oral environment and major scientific concepts relating to oral health. They investigate the process of tooth decay by interacting with stories and games...
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Tug-a-Tooth

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders demonstrate proper dental hygiene. In this dental hygiene lesson, 2nd graders discuss proper brushing techniques and participate in a tug-o-war. Students are grouped into two teams, representing plaque and fluoride. When...
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Water Conservation Task

For Teachers K - 8th
Students list reasons that water conservation is important. They describe methods to conserve water. This lesson could be incorporated with an oral hygiene lesson on brushing teeth.
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What Keeps Your Mouth Healthy?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students dramatize the oral disease process caused by bacteria which leads to tooth decay.
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Watch Your Mouth

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the importance of good dental hygiene.  For this health lesson, students examine periodontal disease through a series of activities, and how it can be controlled by good oral health.
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Something's Missing

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this vowel sound game activity, students insert the missing vowel letters into the dental words. Students try to complete the activity in two minutes.
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Booking a Dentist's Appointment - Role Playing

For Students 6th
In this speaking and listening skills worksheet, 6th graders role play that they are making a dental appointment. They read a script as practice their speaking and listening skills. There are no questions associated with this worksheet.
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Good for Teeth

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this taking care of your teeth worksheet, students check off the proper categories for taking care of their teeth and then color the worksheet.
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A Bright Smile

For Teachers K - 1st
In this health worksheet, students draw a smiley face next to the pictures that keep their teeth healthy and strong. Students draw a sad face next to the pictures that can harm their teeth.
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Diagram of a Tooth

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this tooth diagram activity, students study the diagram of the tooth and the 9 words that label the tooth. Students study the tooth diagram.
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Oral Health for Pregnant Moms

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify the cause of dental problems during pregnancy. They state when baby teeth form. They identify ways of keeping baby teeth healthy.
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A Look at My Teeth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine their oral hygiene. In this oral hygiene lesson, students examine tooth x-rays, molds, and specimens. Students create a record of their own teeth.
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Hidden Picture-- Kids on Play Structure

For Students K - 1st
In this dental health worksheet, students observe a detailed picture of children on a jungle gym. Students locate pictures of 5 animals which are apparently mascots of a dental health education program.
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Types of Tooth

For Students 5th - 6th
In this dental education worksheet, students analyze a diagram of the teeth in a human mouth. Using the word bank, students fill in the name of each type of tooth to complete the diagram. Students also tell the function of the molars,...
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Parenting Tips: Dental Care

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students access the Internet to research dental care for their children. They identify appropriate dental care for children based on their age and answer several common questions about dentists, thumbsucking, diet and teething.
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Healthy Teeth Activity

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this teeth and their health worksheet, students make a list of 3 things they should do to maintain healthy teeth. Students are given a word box at the top of the page for reference. 
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Tooth Truth

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Getting in the habit of practicing good dental hygeine is important for youngters. This lesson reinforces the importance. Learners have a class discussion about how they take care of their teeth, then create toothbrush holders out of...
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Personal Fitness: Merit Badge

For Students 5th - 12th
This personal fitness workbook provides all of the steps that scouts must complete to earn their merit badge. It requires a physical and dental exam, documentation of current health issues, understanding of behaviors detrimental to...
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Mercury

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
For many years, mercury was used in thermometers, dental fillings, and fluorescent lights. As scientists better understand the toxicity of this liquid metal, other materials replace these uses for mercury. Young scientists learn about...
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Equine Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that horses have two sets of teeth?  There is much to learn about horses, of course, and those interested in equine science will learn much from a 10-lesson agricultural science course that covers not only equine dental and...
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"Extra Protection for Terrific Teeth"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners become aware of additional ways that teeth can be protected and kept healthy. They discuss what dental sealants are, and how they protect teeth from cavities. Students discuss why wearing mouthguards during active sports is...
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Protect Your Prized Possession!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students become aware of the three basic steps to good oral health: brush with fluoride toothpaste twice each day, and floss once each day, eat nutritious foods and limit snacks, and visit their dentist regularly. They discuss what makes...
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First Smiles

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils explain the risks associated with teeth and gum problems during pregnancy. In this adult  health lesson, students brainstorm ways to prevent childhood cavities. They recommend ways to care for their teeth.
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Egg Flossing Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students practice flossing between each egg carton tooth.
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Alligator Craft Paper Bag Puppet

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils make paper bag puppets. They use the puppets as a story teller and reader. Students use the puppets to ask questions during and after reading. They assemble their own puppet. Pupils use the puppets to introduce new themes, such as...
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The Crest Egg-Speriment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the effects of using proper dental hygiene. In this toothpaste experiment lesson plan, students use eggs, vinegar and crest toothpaste to determine the consequences of plaque on teeth and the effectiveness of toothpaste.
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Washing Hands

For Teachers K
Students read stories, conduct experiments and create graphs as they consider the importance of proper hygiene in maintaining their health. They identify the best way to wash hands and design handwashing posters for classroom placement.
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Dental Hygiene: Homemade Toothpaste

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners research health promotion and disease prevention concepts. They also develop health enhancing behaviors. The behaviors have factors that are identified as key components to maintaining good health.
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Teeth And Eating

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students are introduced to several concepts about milk teeth and permanent teeth. They view photos of baby teeth, complete a worksheet that depicts their current tooth development and identify ways in which to care for permanent teeth.
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Preschool Daily Planner

For Teachers Pre-K
Students take part in daily group time and literature activities. In this preschool lesson, students participate in 5 group time activities and 5 literature activities as well as oral care activities.
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Care for Teeth

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students study how to care for their teeth, and they study what happens if they don't clean their teeth.
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Toothpaste Taste Test/Tooth Effect Collages

For Teachers K
Students make collages of different foods that are good and bad for their teeth. They also take a toothpaste flavor test in which the results are graphed and later carefully analyzed.
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When Do You Brush Your Teeth? --Class Venn Diagram

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math worksheet, students collaborate to make a tally mark Venn diagram which shows what time of day students brush their teeth: morning, evening or both.
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Health: Inside the Tooth

For Students 4th - 5th
In this health:  inside the tooth worksheet, students look at the drawing of a tooth and label each part correctly;  there are four parts.
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Work Sheet - Happy and Sad

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this nutritious foods worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer that requires them to identify healthy foods and junk foods in their kitchens at home.
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Dental Arithmetic: Sugar Clocks

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students analyze data about their teeth. In this data collection lesson, students determine how often their teeth should be brushed during the day. Students also estimate the amounts of sugar in 17 foods.
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What Have You Learned about the Mouth?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students sequence the steps in a normal day that can lead to tooth decay and describe how to maintain a healthy mouth.
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The History of Dentistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore about dentistry's ancient roots and modern history. They read a brief history and answer questions on a comprehension work sheet. Also, students explore dentistry by reading the Historical Overview on the History of...
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Pretend Teeth

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo and Abby demonstrate the proper method for brushing teeth in this video. The characters use imaginary toothbrushes to show the appropriate techniques. It's a fun way to introduce this topic.
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Laurence Fishburne: Toothbrush

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Providing a lesson on brushing teeth properly, this video featuring Laurence Fishburne and a couple of Sesame Street regulars, could be used in a pre-school or kindergarten classroom. This would be a fun way to cover this topic.
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Good Health Care

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students work in collaborative groups researching topics such as nutrition, the benefits of exercise on the body, dental and personal hygiene. They conduct interviews, create charts and posters, and report their results with a written...
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Brace Yourself!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a list of dental problems and tactics that can be used to correct them. They then study about how the field of orthodontics is changing, and work in cooperative groups to research and build models of how various types of...
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Visiting the Dentist

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
In this dental health worksheet, learners see black line pictures of items that are used in the dental office. They can color a bib, a dental mirror, a dental car, mask, gloves, and an air syringe.
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A Little Flossing Goes A Long Way

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore how to floss their teeth properly. They observe a demonstration showing that bruising alone is not enough to remove plaque from all tooth surfaces.
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I Care About My Smile!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this health worksheet, students keep track of how often they brush their teeth in one week. Students check off when teeth are brushed and make a note every day about healthy things they do to take care of teeth.
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Taking Good Care of Ourselves: Personal Hygiene

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Freshen up your classroom (and students) with this personal hygiene presentation. Colorful images and clear language help adolescents learn about the changes their bodies are undergoing and the things they can do to ease the transition...
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...
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What Causes Bad Breath?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Onions, garlic, and coffee can all have unfortunate effects on your breath, but what is the real cause of halitosis? Follow along with this video as it investigates how the bacteria that live in our mouths are responsible for these...
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Human Body Series - Mouth and Teeth Quiz (Grades 6 to 8)

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Will learners pass this quiz by the skin of their teeth? Or will they know for certain that the teeth do not have skin? Ten questions require takers to list the functions of the mouth and teeth, name types of teeth and describe their...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Teeth

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
What kind of teeth do alligators have? Find out as you play a quiz game all about teeth. There are 15 questions all related to how various animals eat, swallow, and chew with their chompers. 
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Nouns

For Students Pre-K - K
In this grammar activity, students complete 20 sentences by filling in the correct word. All of the words include nouns, such as restaurant and dental surgery.
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Healthy Teeth: Hands-On Science Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work in small groups to perform hands-on science activities that demonstrate the effect of certain foods on our teeth. They perform three different experiment with different foods in order to see the results.
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Dr. Teeth and Dr. Gums To The Rescue

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders role play as dentists researching teeth and their care. They create a slide show showing how a character, Bear, can take care of this teeth explaining habitats, diets and teeth.
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Open Wide and Meet Your Tonsils

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research their tonsils in this lesson. They research and discover what tonsils are, what they do, and where they are located. Students also identify other parts of the mouth, what they do, and where they're located. They...
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Sad Tooth, Happy Tooth

For Students K - 1st
In this health mini-book learning exercise, students read a mini-book about the care of teeth. They read about a sad tooth full of decay, and a happy tooth that is well cared for. There are no questions associated with this learning...
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How the Body Works—Teeth

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
In the setting of a variety show, Nurb sings onstage about human teeth. He goes through the progression of how they grow, when they are lost, and when wisdom teeth come in. He chirps about the different types of teeth and what roles they...
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Any Way You Slice It

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seventh graders don their critical thinking caps when they model the planing of a three-dimensional prism or pyramid to analyze the resulting two-dimensional shapes. Discussion before and after helps reinforce the concepts revealed...
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"A Visit to the Dentist"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discuss the basic comprehension of a routine dental visit: the role of the dentist and the roles of the dental helpers (receptionist, assistant and hygienist). They discuss why it is important to visit their dentist. Students...
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Stay Away Tooth Decay

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss what is meant by good dental hygiene. They identify food and drinks that are good and bad for their teeth. They use an egg to represent their teeth and place it in a dark liquid overnight. They predict what will happen...
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Mapping Teeth

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students identify the arrangement of their teeth. In this dental anatomy lesson, students discuss the functions of each type of tooth and record the state of health of their teeth on a chart. Students brainstorm ways they would be...
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Brushing Your Teeth

For Teachers K
Students use a shoe box to simulate what happens when candy gets between your teeth. In this teeth brushing lesson, students explore the importance of brushing your teeth. Students listen to Brush Your Teeth Please. Students recognize...
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Let's Learn About Teeth

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore teeth. They count how many teeth they have, practice proper care of teeth and gums and explore the different parts of a tooth. They graph how many teeth they have lost and write a story about losing a tooth.
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Unscramble the Dental Words

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this spelling worksheet, students unscramble words and spell them correctly in the blanks. All words have to do with dentistry.
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Proper Hygiene

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness. They examine why good oral hygiene is a significant part of maintaining a healthy body. They focus on the need for daily baths, hair care, and teeth cleaning. They...
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Let's Investigate Tooth Decay

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars conduct a simple investigation to explore tooth decay.
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 1st
In this community helpers worksheet, students connect 14 pictures of community helpers which include fire fighters, dental hygienists, police officers, carpenters, doctors, teachers, and mail carriers. They tell how these people help the...
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Hygiene for Health

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners demonstrate the ability to practice good hygiene habits through activities, field trips, internet games, and group discussions. They focus on all areas of hygiene including washing hands, shampooing hair, showering, and brushing...
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Let's Brush Our Teeth!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a variety of activities related to types of teeth and how to take care of their teeth. They listen to the book "The Real Tooth Fairy," count and graph how many teeth they have and how many they have lost. Students...
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Tooth Structure and Decay

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify the seven parts of a tooth and discuss various foods that can cause tooth decay. They analyze and discuss a poster of the parts of a tooth, discuss what a cavity is, label the parts of a tooth on a worksheet, and...
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Go-o-o Tooth!

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore teeth care by identifying healthy and unhealthy choices.
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Teeth Puzzle

For Students 4th - 5th
In this health worksheet, learners locate eighteen words related to teeth and the care of teeth. Students find the names of different types of teeth. They find tooth care terms such as brush, cavity, cap, and dentist.
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Captain Yellow Grin

For Students 7th - 10th
In this teeth worksheet, students research oral health problems related to smoking or chewing tobacco. Students draw a comic strip to illustrate the issue.
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Toothpaste with a Twist

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students work together to develop toothpaste. They must market the product to others and examine the results. They answer questions to complete the lesson.
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Uses of Minerals

For Students 7th - 8th
In this minerals instructional activity, students read an excerpt about gold and then respond to the questions that follow. They explain how the weight of gold affected the history of some western states and why gold is expensive.
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The EggSperiment

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this health worksheet, students complete an experiment using egg shells. They identify and compare egg shells to their own teeth noticing the similarities of the two. Students identify and describe why acids on the teeth create...
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Good Habits

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this good habits worksheet, students complete the crossword puzzle with the terms about hygiene. Students finish 10 clues for the puzzle.
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Historical Markers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe in their own words how a home or other structure can be a "container of memories." They also identify the Marker of Distinction site nearest to their school on the map provided and summarize the honoree's...
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Where Do You Stand?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Scholars assess a government's ability to intervene in personal health decisions. They research basic facts about euthanasia and describe their opinions about new legislation passed in the United States Congress about an individual's...
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A Vote for Me, Susan B.

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders complete a WebQuest to find information about Susan B. Anthony. They write a biography using the information they discover about her and the fight for women's rights. This instructional activity is packed with...
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Cereal Box Redesigns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine cereal boxes for nutrition information.  For this nutrition lesson, students redesign cereal boxes to reflect their nutritional value. Students understand that some cereals contain too high a percentage of sugar and not...
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Does Your Diet Stack Up?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological,...
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Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Offer your youngsters an extra helping of nutritional knowledge and healthy tips with this resource, which centers around the MyPlate nutritional guide and offers three "courses" of plans and worksheets on the food groups and the...
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What Lives Inside Your Mouth?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore the mouth's environment and realize that there are bacteria in everyone's mouth.
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Open Wide, What's Inside?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the overall environment of the mouth and the structures inside.
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Understanding the Body, Day 3: Sexual Health & Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ideal for secondary moderately disabled special ed students, this lesson focuses on personal hygiene and self-care. They discuss a case study and role-play to introduce the importance of good hygiene then discuss current appropriate...
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Every Day Edit - First Woman Dentist

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the first woman dentist. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Money and Finance

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chances are, the teenagers in your economics class have some experience with money. Help them understand that money is more than the dollars and coins they feed into the school vending machines with a video from Crash Course economics....
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Food Not Garbage

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders look at healthy and nutritious foods and the packaging that they come in. The goal of the lesson is to show youngsters that quite often, the best foods for them are also the best ones for the environment. For example, a...
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The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
We chew with our teeth every day, but how much do we really know about them? Allow Ms. Frizzle to teach your kids a thing or two about teeth. Kids complete a prereading exercise, read the book, and respond to several prompts about the...
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What Causes Cavities?

For Students 6th - 12th
How do cavities form, and how can you avoid them? An amusing animated video demonstrates how microbes living in our mouths attack the surface enamel of our teeth and, if untreated, the subsurface levels as well.
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Module 5: Modeling with Geometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Solids come in many shapes and sizes. Using geometry, scholars create two-dimensional cross-sections of various three-dimensional objects. They develop the lesson further by finding the volume of solids. The module then shifts to finding...
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Health In Progress: Personal Responsibility

For Students 1st - 3rd
A good worksheet on personal health responsibilities would be a great addition to a unit on personal health. The simple, four-question format should foster some good discussion with your class.
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Three Bags Full

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Sheep are not just for the barnyard: they can be wooly fun in the classroom as well. This curriculum unit includes simple poetry, fluffy arts and crafts, musical fingerplay, a page of word problems, and a wool science experiment. Of...
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Wait a What?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate the concept of time by watching a video, visiting websites and exploring what a minute is. They determine which hand on the clock is a minute hand and develop time management calendars.
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Benjamin Franklin: Goods and Services in Colonial America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the impact of Benjamin Franklin's ideas on the goods and services available in Colonial America as well as analyze the importance of Franklin to modern society. While listening to "How Ben Franklin Stole the...
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Vision of Beauty: The Madame C.J. Walker Story

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the life and accomplishments of Madame C.J. Walker by reading "A Vision of Beauty" and discussing one of the first successful African American female businesswomen. Student complete a graphic organizer while reading...
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Careers in Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle schoolers will identify several professions in the healthcare field along with the characteristics of effective healthcare providers. They will also consider if any of the occupations covered in class are appropriate career paths....
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Throat Culture

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students review the procedures used to complete the lab activity and then examine the purpose and add the information while answering the questions.
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Fifth Grade Science Assessment

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science assessment worksheet, students complete a 25 question multiple choice quiz about biology. Plant and animal anatomy is included.
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Nutrition and the Elderly

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Study the nutrition of elderly people and how it helps them to remain independent and healthy.  Learners investigative the nutrition concerns of the elderly. MyPlate, vitamine requirements and sensory changes in the elderly are...
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Group 15, The Nitrogen Group

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This short presentation provides a convenient introduction to the nitrogen group in the periodic table of elements. A graphic displays where they are placed in the periodic table. The nitrogen cycle is mentioned and ammonia is explained....
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Fluid Power Basics

For Teachers 7th - 9th
What can bulldozers and screen doors have in common? Use this lesson on fluid power to find out. It begins with some simple teacher demonstrations, includes a couple of videos, and culminates with an inquiry-based activity to investigate...
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Flying Fish Mobiles – Kinetic Sculpture

For Teachers 5th
Budding artists experiment with balance and movement as they learn about Alex Calder and his kinetic sculptures. They'll view several of Calder's pieces and review biographical information, then they'll work through the artistic process...
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Skeleton Scramble Puzzle: Suborder Prosimians

For Students 3rd - 11th
Explore the finer details of primate skulls with these puzzles, incorporating advanced scientific analysis of two suborders- Prosimians and Anthropoidea- and one superfamily- Hominoidea. Learners read about the unique characteristics of...
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Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Within three nutrition-themed, inquiry-based learning opportunities, pupils take notice of their eating habits; delve deep into the five food groups, gain experience in planning meals, participate in a taste test, and explore ads from...

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