1. Give each child a piece of cardboard,
top and bottom mouth patterns, a paper fastener and golf ball sized piece
2. Have the children trace the bottom and top mouth patterns onto cardboard
and cut them out.
3. Put the two mouth pieces together and fasten them.
4. Explain to the children that they have just created a set of jaws. Have
each child feel his/her own jaw, and find the joint of his/her own jaw as
he opens and closes his/her mouth.
5. Show the children the picture of the flat teeth, the molars, the pointed
teeth, and the incisors. Briefly discuss the purpose of each.
6. Define the terms, Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore (Research
Background Information.) Identify the
kind of teeth most likely found in each of these types of animals.
7. Have the children mentally select an animal that is either an Herbivore,
Carnivore or Omnivore. Have the children sculpt out teeth of the plasticine
having the appropriate forms for the animals that they have selected.
8. Instruct the children to adhere them to the cardboard jaws. Based on
the shapes of the teeth on the jaws, have the children tell what foods their
animals might have in their diets.