The wonderful world of teeth!

Date: 14th April 2020

By: Mr Slattery

Category: Practical learning, Questioning, Science, Year 4

Our smiles have never made so much sense! Back in the old world of actual school and human contact, Year 4 had a brilliant Science lesson studying the names and functions of different types of teeth. In it, we learnt that we have incisors and canines that are used to rip and tear food, as well as molars which are flatter that grind and chew food.

At this point in the lesson we labelled the anatomy of the mouth so it was clear where the teeth are positioned in the lower and upper jaw, which the children did brilliantly! We then proceeded to actually make and mould the shape of the teeth and attach them to a model of a jaw. Following on from this, the children labelled what the name of each tooth was.

This was a wonderful, practical lesson that really facilitated some deepened understanding of why teeth are so important and how they are used, linking to our learning about the digestive system!


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  1. Helen childs says

    10th July 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Hey I love the teeth task! Can you send me the worksheet I see above? So I can get Holli to have a go?thank you , happy holidays all!well deserved…Helen