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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers, parents, and students learn about dental health. Whether you plan a special unit or lesson on this topic for Dental Health Month or select from these resources for a related health unit, you will find useful ideas and strategies for students and adults to learn about healthy teeth and mouths. Be sure to share these resources with parents and your parent organization via your class or school web page during Dental Health Month and back to school health checks.

 

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Teeth - Crick web

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This activity about teeth could be easily adapted for any elementary age classroom. There are three sections to this website. The first, "Information Panels" provides students with...more
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This activity about teeth could be easily adapted for any elementary age classroom. There are three sections to this website. The first, "Information Panels" provides students with information about teeth, decay, cavities and more! The second section, "Teeth Identification Diagram" challenges students to identify all of the teeth on the jaw line. The third section, "Tooth Structure Diagram" is another diagramming activity. This activity asks for the names of specific parts of the tooth, gum and jaw. There is a glossary available for all activities. This site requires FLASH.

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For younger students, be sure to try an interactive whiteboard. This is an excellent lesson for all ages - healthy teeth! This is a definite keeper for Dental Health Month.
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Mouth Healthy - American Dental Association

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Oral health topics are presented in an attention getting format that includes games, informative animations (require FLASH), hands on activities and printable student worksheets (require...more
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Oral health topics are presented in an attention getting format that includes games, informative animations (require FLASH), hands on activities and printable student worksheets (require Acrobat Reader). The a la carte lesson format makes it easy to use lessons individually or as a complete oral health unit. Animations and games/puzzle section are geared for the younger grades. The appropriate age levels for each of the sections are clearly labeled. There are also sections on dental careers.

tag(s): careers (150), dental health (20), hygiene (13)

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Provides comprehensive lesson plans with links to student worksheets that can be printed. Website is available in Spanish. Use a projector to show parts of the website to the whole class or use as a center for small groups of students.
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Learn to be Healthy! - Highmark Foundation

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This delightful collection of multimedia activities introduces students to a variety of health-education topics, including the five senses, dental health, healthy eating, the dangers...more
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This delightful collection of multimedia activities introduces students to a variety of health-education topics, including the five senses, dental health, healthy eating, the dangers of using tobacco products, and more. Standards-based lesson plans are included. Try out the demos, or complete a free registration for access to all of the site's online resources. Aligned to National Standards.

tag(s): dental health (20), nutrition (166)

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