TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 1D: The Mechanics of Chewing

Hand out the worksheet “Mechanics of Chewing.” Using different samples of food, have the students record the process of how their teeth bit into and chewed the food. Be sure the students use the proper names of the teeth they used on the various foods. Some foods that can be sampled are: bananas, nuts, peanut brittle, cheese, apples, carrots, and celery. 
 
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Keywords: 

Teeth, chew, incisor, molar, cuspid, bicuspid, nutrition

 

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Activity Code: 
1D
Unit Reference: 
Watch Your Mouth
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 1: Normal Anatomy of the Healthy Mouth