1. Each student takes a mirror
2. Teacher prepares an enlarged book.
3. A tooth model
4. Cookies and dried seaweed
5. Pebbles and drawing papers
6. Jotting down how many teeth are being used for chewing chicken
at lunch and their chewing motions.
II. Teaching activities
A. Take a look at the teeth
1. Everyone takes out a mirror and observe the
shapes of their teeth.
2. Draw their teeth according to their observations.
3. Think of anything in their daily lives that shape like their
teeth. Write down these things and their functions.
B. A game
1. Ask students in groups to look for pebbles
that look like the teeth they draw.
2. When students hear the teacher¡¦s whistle, they have to come
back to class.
3. Students follow the teacher¡¦s instructions to place their
pebbles on the picture.
4. Make a comparison to see who has found more pebbles shaping
like the teeth drawn.
C. Names of the teeth
1. Teacher use the tooth model to explain how
many teeth one has and each tooth has its own place, shape and
2. Pop quiz: name any of the teeth and ask students to write
it down and draw a picture of it.
3. Ask students to present their pictures. They have to explain
the teeth they drew and what the things like teeth are used
D. What are teeth used for?
1. Ask students to have a bite of a cookie. Then
grind it into small particles.
2. Ask students which teeth are used for biting and which for
3. Ask students to mimic how they eat chicken.
4. Teacher demonstrates the chewing one more time.
5. Ask students to name what teeth are being used in the cases
of the teacher and themselves.
1. Teacher explains what teeth
are used for eating cookies and their functions.
2. With the chicken chewing experience, Teacher uses a tooth model
to explain the functions of incisors, canines and molars.
3. Ask students to think of what animals use canines more and what
animals use incisors and molars more. And why?
1. Collect the pictures of students and put them on
the bulletin board.
2. Use five minutes for a Q&A on the functions of the teeth.
3. Ask students to think what causes toothache and what to do about