SAVE YOUR SMILE!
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This Topic Quest was designed for Mrs. Hudson's Kindergarten class at W.G.Nunn Elementary School By Myra Smith, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.

Have you ever been to the dentist?  There are fun facts that you need to know about your teeth.  You will use your teeth everyday for the rest of your life.  Its good to know what to do to keep them clean and healthy.


    adult teeth
To find out how many teeth you have,
go to the Scholastic Magic School Bus website.
You will be able to count teeth, and learn  how many are in your own mouth.

amazing  facts

Go here to learn amazing tips and kidsstuff  from Garfield, the cat, on how to clean your teeth and keep a pretty smile.   Garfield will tell you cool facts about teeth!
balloon


Cool website where you can go to the
Toothbrush Patch, the Smart Snack Orchard,
the Plaque  Monster, and many more cool places. 

There are fun games and cool places to visit here.

teeth prevention picture

To find out about flouride and why you need
it to keep healthy teeth check out this cool Healthyteeth website.  Everyone should know how fluoride works on their teeth.

teeth

To learn about bacteria, what it does to your
teeth and how to get rid of it, go
 to the kidshealth website.

bear brushing teeth

Do you know the definition of teeth?  Go to the Encyclopedia for kids and find out.

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Go here to find tips on
how to floss.  Learn how many teeth you
have compared to a cat, or a pig.

stinky  teeth

Take the Stinky Tooth Quiz,
and read cool poems about brushing your
teeth.  There are cool facts in these poems.

cavity


Go to the Kids Health website to find out what a cavity is.  You will also learn what the dentist does to find these cavities.
Barney


See Barney show how to brush and floss teeth correctly.  Watch Barney as he observes the dentist working on a patients mouth.

Scenario Mission
kids playing dentist

Imagine, you are a dentist at a local dentist office.  You have a patient coming in who needs advice about how to keep clean teeth.  You get to give this advice to the  patient.

    First, you will need to tell about tooth decay and cleaning techniques.  You will describe these two subjects to your patient.   

     In addition, you and your patient will draw a picture to show one healthy tooth and one decayed tooth.  

       The TopicQuest Page has some links you might want to stop at to help with your Healthy Tooth information. The Healthy Teeth website tells how to prevent tooth decay and gives advice on how to keep teeth healthy.


Mission Steps

1. Explore with your teacher Healthy Teeth for information to draw pictures of your teeth.

2. Write or describe to your teacher 2 facts about teeth and compare them with facts from one of the websites.

3.  Draw your picture and label it to show which tooth is healthy and which one is decayed.

4. Give your tooth drawings to your teacher to scan and publish on the Internet.





       
       
Myra's Homepage

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Topic Quest Lesson Plan

     
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