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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 process of tooth decay, and finally how we can work to keep our mouths healthy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This unit has many opportunities for cross-curricular work! From journal writing to experiments focusing on the scientific method, don't hesitate to highlight other important academic concepts while progressing through the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • While the unit mentions using a CD-ROM at various points, most of these activities have an alternative option for conveying or discussing the material

  • Focuses on developing important scientific inquiry skills throughout unit
  • Very detailed instructional guidelines
  • Includes several useful teacher references, such as how to handle controversial topics or promote safety in a science classroom

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