TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 4A: Mineralization Cycle - Introduction

Read paragraph one of “Teeth Through Time” to explain the process of mineralization. This is an excellent time for a study on prefixes, de- and re- in particular, and the composition of words and word meanings. Mineralization is a cyclical process. Students have probably studied and modeled other cycles such as the water cycle. Mineralization of the teeth is an excellent concept for a cycle illustration. In groups have students create a poster which illustrates this cycle. 
 
 
 
Keywords: 

Mineralization, demineralization, remineralization, health promotion, disease prevention, tooth, development, dental caries, plaque, saliva, fluoride, tooth decay, mineralization cycle

 

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Activity Code: 
4A
Unit Reference: 
Watch Your Mouth
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 4: Mineralization