The following classroom activities reinforce and extend concepts introduced in KET’s Electronic Field Trip to the Dentist while providing learning opportunities related to math, writing, reading, social studies, science, practical living, and vocational studies. They also include a variety of research and critical/creative thinking skills.
- Your Sets of Teeth
How many teeth do humans have? What is the difference between primary (baby) teeth and permanent teeth?
- Uses and Kinds of Teeth
The teeth in a human mouth are not all the same. How do their shapes and positions reflect their different functions?
- Parts of a Tooth
What layers and parts make up a tooth?
- Taking Care of Your Teeth
What can you do to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime?
- Animal Teeth
Are other animals’ teeth like those of humans? How are different kinds of teeth related to animals’ diets, habitats, and behaviors?
- Do You Want To Become a Dentist?
What education is required to be a dentist? What are some dental specialties?
- Tooth Customs and Traditions Around the World
Do people in other countries believe in the Tooth Fairy, too?