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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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Sanitation

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Many diseases and conditions can be prevented or controlled through appropriate personal hygiene and by frequently washing parts of the body and hair with soap and clean, running water (if available). Good body washing practices can...
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From Child to Adult

For Teachers 8th
There's no question that the middle schoolers in your class are going through a myriad of transitions. Adolescence brings changes in self esteem, relationships, anatomy, and emotions. Additionally, they will face additional challenges...
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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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In Sync Personal Development: Year 8

For Teachers 8th Standards
It’s not easy being a teen. The 10 resources in the In Sync Personal Development unit module help eighth-graders navigate the complex nature of teenage relationships, to help them make mature choices, manage peer pressure and other...
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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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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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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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Sexual Health and Hygiene

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By examining harmful health and hygiene practices, teens will be able to determine what is best for their body. Advertisers for health/hygiene products will also be evaluated for "best interest" criteria. The class will begin by...
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Healthy Teeth

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A simple, yet effective lesson plan 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...
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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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Home Living / Daily Living: Personal Hygiene—Use of Napkin

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Staying clean is a big part of staying healthy and looking good in the community. Personal hygiene and napkin use are the focus of this activity. Your class will eat a messy food, look in a mirror to see if their face is messy, then...
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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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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 of this oral health series. The egg experiment from the previous two days is concluded as pupils record and discuss their final...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this hygiene worksheet, learners read 8 clues in Spanish. Students unscramble the answers and write them next to the sentences. Learners also read tips about good hygiene.
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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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Health and Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 10th
An introduction to the three components of good health: physical, mental, and social well-being. The emphasis of this presentation is on physical well-being addressing exercise, fitness, and hygiene.  There is a lot here to stimulate...
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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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Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction,  and sexually...
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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 instructional activity, 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...
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Dental Health Word Jumble

For Students 4th - 5th
For this dental health worksheet, students 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
Young scholars 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. Young scholars utilize boiled eggs...
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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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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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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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Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Privacy

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine articles to find out about the relationship between sanitation and disease.  In this personal hygiene and home economics lesson, students diagram areas for personal hygiene in their homes, read articles about health 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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Maintaining Good Personal Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list habits that can be used to maintain good personal hygiene. They identify hygiene products and explain their uses in maintaining a good self image and personal hygiene habits. This lesson is intended for students acquiring...
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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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Personal Hygiene Products and Their Uses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain the use and frequency of use of personal hygiene products by writing an essay explain their personal hygiene regimine and the products they use. This lesson is intended for students acquiring English.
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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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Personal Hygiene Regimen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and describe the importance of maintaining good personal hygiene. Individual students write a paragraph describing their personal hygiene regimen. Products used for personal hygiene are identified. This lesson is...
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Hygiene Potato Graphs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss the importance of proper hygiene. After watching their teacher peel potatoes, they discuss why she was wearing rubber gloves. They demonstrate how to wash their hands properly and why one should never touch...
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Outerspace: Frontier for Personal Health and Hygiene

For Teachers K - 5th
Students view photos of astronauts sleeping, eating, bathing, and using the toilet, and discuss hygiene problems in a zero-gravity environment. They contrast hygiene habits in space to those on Earth, and create storybooks illustrating...
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Good Hygiene

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders encounter the importance of maintaining good hygiene through middle school. They comprehend why brushing their teeth is important to do every day. Students realize washing hands several times a day and using deodorant can...
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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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Health and Hygiene

For Teachers K
Students examine healthy hygiene habits. In this science instructional activity, students discuss hygiene and germs. Students practice the correct way to wash your hands.
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Good Hygiene: A Healthy Smile

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students practice proper brushing techniques. For this dental hygiene lesson, students use a plaque disclosing tablet to practice the correct tooth brushing procedure.
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Health/hygiene

For Teachers K
Students examine hygiene. In this germs awareness lesson, students practice proper hand washing technique. They listen to stories about cleanliness and work as a class on various activities. This lesson gives suggestions for books to...
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this hygiene worksheet, learners read 10 clues in French. Students unscramble the answers and write them next to the sentences. Learners also read tips about good hygiene.
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this hygiene worksheet, students solve a word puzzle by filling in the words to 9 Spanish sentences. Sentences include tips about good hygiene.
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this hygiene worksheet, students read 10 clues in Spanish. Students unscramble the answers and write them next to the sentences. Sentences include tips about good hygiene.
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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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Tooth or Consequences

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students 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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Home Living/Life Skills: Face Washing

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Having good hygiene skills is a very important part of living an independent life. Learners with special needs follow sequencing cards to practice washing their faces. They follow each step in the process and discuss the importance of...
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Personal Care

For Students K - 12th
Help class members maintain their personal hygiene with a collection of instructive picture cards. Each card includes an image of someone taking care of his or her body, including brushing their teeth, combing their hair, or washing...
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Bathing Communication Board

For Students K - 12th
Promote good personal hygiene with a bathing communication board. The resource comes with 15 bathing task square prompts and words like Help, More, Yes, and No.
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Understanding the Body, Day 3: Sexual Health and Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify the components of good hygiene and the consequences of poor hygiene. They practice using different hygiene tools and discuss how often they should be used. They discover that hygiene is a personal responsibility.
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word search worksheet, students find 8 Spanish words related to hygiene. Words include microbes, savon, propre, maladie, and hygiene.
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Fun things and Hygiene

For Students 1st - 4th
In this fun things and hygiene activity, students say the things they do for fun and the things they do to take care of themselves. Students have 10 items for each to choose from and can fill in 5 blanks on their own.
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Finders Keepers

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood dental health worksheet, 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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Oral Hygiene

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners 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 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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Spelling by Picture- Hygiene Products

For Students 6th - 8th
In this spelling worksheet, students examine clip art pictures of hygiene items before writing their names on the blank lines. They see pictures of products such as toothpaste, deodorant, a hairdryer, and soap.
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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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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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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 lesson, students use gym equipment to simulate teeth in the mouth.  Students complete math problems about teeth...
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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 worksheet, learners read a passage about oral hygiene and Fresh Breath Day on August 6. Students answer 100 varied questions pertaining to the article. There is also a link to listen to the passage on...
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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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Puberty Changes

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the changes that occur during puberty. They examine kits containing personal hygiene products and explain each one. They discuss items that are used for shaving, preventing acne, smelling and looking good, and where...
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Health and Hygiene

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine hygiene and health practices today. In this health science lesson, students research  medieval treatments to ailments common today. They evaluate how effective herbal remedies are in treating diseases.
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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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Healthy Bodies for Girls

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Make human growth development education an inclusive experience with a guide to puberty designed to  support girls with disabilities. Topics include exercise, hygiene, menstruation, and more!
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Healthy Bodies for Boys

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Create an inclusive space for scholars to gain milestone information about their growing bodies with a unit designed to meet the needs of learners with disabilities. Topics include the onset of puberty, hormones, hygiene, and more!   
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
For this hygiene worksheet, learners read 8 clues in Spanish. Students unscramble the answers and write them next to the sentences. Sentences include tips about good hygiene.
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Hygiene

For Students 6th
In this French worksheet, 6th graders solve a word puzzle in French about hygiene. For example, "Le microbe que cause Shigellosis est une..."
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word search worksheet, students find eight Spanish words related to hygiene. Words include 'germenes', 'efermedades', and 'lava manos'.
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Hygiene

For Students Pre-K - K
In this hygiene worksheet, students color in a picture of a student washing his hands. Students also write their names in agreement of washing their hands.
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Hygiene

For Students Pre-K - K
In this hygiene instructional activity, students color in a picture of a student washing his hands. Students also write their names in agreement of washing their hands.
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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 plan, students identify the importance of brushing their teeth and consuming calcium. Students read the book A Teeth Changing Experience...
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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
Young scholars investigate oral hygiene.  In this personal health lesson, students discover the parts of a tooth and how to best protect them from disease.  Young scholars examine the effects of acids on tooth enamel and calcium.
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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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Ellen Pompeo Is Healthy

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ellen and Elmo talk about what it means to be healthy. They explain that healthy means to take care of your body. Next, they show several different ways to be healthy. They, eat fruit, brush their teeth, wash their hands, and exercise.
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Potty Time

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Preschoolers will love this video with a potty theme. Elmo's dad sings a catchy tune about using the bathroom. You might find yourself singing along with the tune.
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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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All About Health & Hygiene

For Students 4th - 7th
In this germs activity worksheet, learners follow the provded steps to complete a science investigation and then respond to 7 short answer questions regarding the investigation.
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Dental Health: Cavities

For Students 3rd - 4th
For 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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Piggybook: A Read4Health Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
"You are pigs." With those three simple words, the lives of the Piggott family were changed forever. Read aloud the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne and teach your class the importance of personal responsibility, learning...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Nail Care

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Nails can get really dirty really fast. Prepare your special education class for life on their own by introducing them to a regular nail care routine. They discuss why it is important to care for your nails and practice washing,...
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How are Pathogens Spread and Controlled?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can we stop the tiny terrors that cause illness? Junior epidemiologists examine the methods used to control the spread of pathogens with a video from from a biology playlist. The narrator describes the benefits of hygiene,...
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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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Home Living/Daily Living: Selecting an Outfit

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
When people make clothing choices, they should be attempting to buy clothes that are the proper size. Unfortunately, for most that is a skill that they have never been taught. Make sure your special education learners can purchase...
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Self Help: Toileting

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Give learners the essential skills to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness when going to the bathroom. Here you'll find three pages of picture cards that illustrate the various processes involved in toileting, from limiting the amount...
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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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Hygiene

For Students Pre-K - K
In this letters and numbers worksheet, students connect letters and numbers to create a picture of a person washing their hands. Letters go from A-Q and numbers from 1-18. Students are given the directions in Spanish.
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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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Sexual Health & Hygiene

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss sexual health and hygiene. They complete a worksheet and have the opportunity to ask verbal or anonymous questions.
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Kitchen Check

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Storing the food in the fridge, keeping the kitchen clean, and preparing food correctly are the focus topics of this food safety resource. It includes well-designed handouts with top tips to remember, coloring worksheets, and answer keys.
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Rhyme at Circle Time

For Teachers Pre-K
Students demonstrate proper hand washing techniques. In this personal hygiene lesson, students listen to included rhymes about cleanliness and identify the rhyming words. Students share situations where hand washing is essential.
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Germs: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Infection prevention is the focus of two lessons. In instructional activity one, scholars take a brief quiz, survey peers, and discuss prevention techniques to stay healthy. Lesson two examines how germs work—transmission, symptoms,...
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Eugenics - Racial Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The images are heartbreaking. The concepts appalling. The dispassionate tone unnerving. Carefully preview this presentation before consider its suitability for your study of the Weimar eugenic theories the Nazi’s adopted.
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Hygiene for Horror

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Over the course of only three years, the plague killed between 75-200 million people in Europe. To begin the activity, the class reads about and discusses life during the Middle Ages and the plague. Based on discussions, teams develop a...
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Identify Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Poll your scholars about their choices on food they eat, or don't eat, and on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topic statements such as "I ate breakfast this morning" start a discussion on what are healthy choices and what are unhealthy...
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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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All About Germs

For Students 4th - 6th
How do people get sick? Youngsters explore the world of germs and microbes with a lab sheet and science investigation. After identifying the unhygenic practices in a picture of a kitchen, fifth graders conduct an experiment with bread...
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Your Mighty Teeth

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Why do we need our teeth? For 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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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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ADULT ESOL LESSON PLAN--Level 2--Health and Nutrition

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students, while reviewing the vocabulary list on the board, identify basic personal hygiene products/practices along with daily grooming routines. They discuss the importance of these routines socially and health wise on a daily basis.
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Food Preparation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the importance of hygiene in food preparation and make a healthy dessert in this lesson plan. They follow safe procedures for food safety and hygiene, recognize the importance of each safety procedure, and make the...
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Be Sure To Wash Your Hands!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils investigate the concept of personal hygiene and its contribution to the prevention of disease. They focus upon the practice of handwashing while conducting research looking for its proven effectiveness. Then students answer some...
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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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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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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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Why wash?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore reasons why it is important to wash hands. They assess their personal hygiene routines and think about ways to improve them. Students discuss ways to protect our friends and family from germs.
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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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Why Does My Body Smell?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate how germs spread among people. In this health lesson plan, 4th graders discover the causes of infection and proper hygiene methods.
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Graph Around the Room

For Teachers K
Students study personal hygiene and their graphing skills.
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Invisible Neighbors

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the importance of keeping their body clean in order to maintain good health. They explore washing their hands and maintaining other good hygiene practices.
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Staying Healthy

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the food pyramid and complete activities on healthy eating. In this health lesson plan, students discuss the food pyramid and healthy foods, complete exercise activities, and talk about personal hygiene.
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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. For 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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Good, Clean Fun!

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Henry the Hand leads youngsters on an exciting adventure through coloring worksheets, word puzzles, and comic strips on everything they need to know about preventing the spread of germs by washing your hands.
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Let's Learn About Dentists

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars 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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Unit: Home: Examination Five

For Teachers 10th
Write short answers or fill in the blank to the following questions and statements. Use complete sentences when answering questions. Questions included are, but not limiterd to Why should raw and cooked foods be stored separately in the...
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Allergy: A Modern Epidemic

For Students 7th
In this allergies worksheet, 7th graders 6 paragraphs about the topic, then answer 12 questions about the passage, complete a table with verbs and nouns from the text, work on 12 sentences and discuss 4 questions with a partner (glossary...
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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 plan 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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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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Making Ships Biscuits

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research the types of foods that sailors would eat. They focus on "Ships Biscuits" and discuss the role they played in provided sailors' food. They then make the biscuits. They research the rules of basic food hygiene and put...
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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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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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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 worksheet, students 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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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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Eugenics - Racial Hygiene

For Students 10th
A basic guided reading worksheet for the article “Science as Salvation: Weimar Eugenics”.  The document for this task is available in the website encyclopedia for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.   
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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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Microbial Universe - Part 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Part two begins right where part one left off: discussing the potential for infections from microbes. Treatment of diseases is covered as well as the steps taken to prevent infection. New bacteria and viruses continue to develop, but not...
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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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The Two Friendly Hands!

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Through a fun and light-hearted hand puppet performance, your little ones will learn about the ways that germs are spread from one person's hands to another, as well as how to get rid of germs by washing or sanitizing your hands.
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Empower your pupils to be germ stoppers! The heart of these lessons lies in stopping the spread of germs and keeping clean hands in order to prevent cases like a respiratory infection. It includes a game to simulate how germs can spread...
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Germs Away

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
From covering your mouth when you cough to skin infections, this resource is packed with lessons and activities designed to build awareness of the importance of proper hand washing for the prevention and spread of disease. It includes...
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Give your youngsters a comprehensive introduction to the importance of washing hands and preventing the spread of germs in three activities, which include identifying what germs are, discovering where germs live, and practicing a variety...
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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 instructional activity, 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...
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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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Understanding Germs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate germs. In this health lesson, students use "glow lotion" on their hands and look at them under a black light. Students observe the cleanliness of their hands under the black light.
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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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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"From farm to plate"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners identify sources of food and the bacteria associated with them. They comprehend how bacteria in the food chain can cause disease. Students comprehend the importance of proper food-hygiene practices throughout the many stages of...
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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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Wanted: The Infamous Five

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students name the five most common types of foodborne pathogens. They comprehend how bacteria can grow and spread. Students are taught healthy hygiene and food-safety habits. They discuss the crimes of the five most wanted foodborne...
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Watch Your Mouth

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners examine the importance of good dental hygiene.  In 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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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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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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Effects of Bread Sanitary Conditions on Mold Growth

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine fungi and where it comes from.  In this mold lesson students determine the percentage of fruit juice in a fruit then identify the different types of mold.
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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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Buddy Bear

For Teachers K
Students read a Teddy Bear story to learn about the importance of washing hands. In this washing hands lesson, students read a book about washing hands and then practice the activity.
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Skin and Sports

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The topic is protecting our own protective covering: the skin. In particular, the information deals with sweating as a means of temperature regulation and the need to wear clothing appropriate for allowing the process to occur. Learners...
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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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Good Habits

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this word search instructional activity, students use the given clues to help them complete the word search about healthy habits and hygiene.
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Hand Washing Crossword Puzzle

For Teachers 1st - 4th
In this health related lesson plan, students review, discuss and analyze all the important hygiene habits involved in the washing of their hands after certain activities. Students then complete a crossword puzzle on hand washing.
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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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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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