Pupils should be taught to:
• describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans;
• identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions;
• describe and compare the structure of construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
A PowerPoint presentation used to introduce pupils to the range and type of teeth that animals have. Pupils also learn that different teeth do different jobs and that teeth have evolved to help animals eat a range of different diets. The PowerPoint can be used at the beginning of the topic or during it to stimulate scientific discussions, ideas and theories.View Resource
Pupils occupy the role of the dentist. They look at the images of 11 people’s teeth and give them a mark out of 10 depending on how healthy and clean they think their teeth are (10 being perfect). They also explain why they think each person’s teeth are like they are and the advice they would give to each person regarding what they should do to help them look after, or repair, their teeth.
Pupils identify, locate and explain the main function of the body's main organs.
Pupils look at a range of common plants and animals and construct a number of simple food chains, identifying producers and consumers and prey and predator animals.
Pupils look at the images of peoples teeth. They discuss the pictures with their partner/group and place them in order from the healthiest teeth to the unhealthiest teeth. They explain their choices and order to their group/class.
Pupils learn that all human babies are born without teeth and that we have two sets of teeth, loosing are first set around the age of six. They also learn that we have to look after our teeth and that if we loose our second set, then these will not grow back and be replaced.
Pupils learn that babies are born without teeth and this is reflected in the liquid diets that they eat. They learn that humans produce two sets of teeth and that we loose are first set around the age of six. They also learn that if we loose our second set of teeth then these will not grow back and be replaced.
Pupils learn that some animals have evolved teeth to carry out extremely specialised job sand these jobs may include cutting, grinding, killing and eating. They look at the images of animals, all od which have specialised teeth and try to match the animal with its skull while identifying how its teeth have become specialised and the job they have evolved to do.
Pupils learn about omnivores, carnivores and herbivores and the type of teeth these groups of animals adapted to help them eat their food. Pupils identify molars, canines and incisors and identify the jobs that each of these teeth do when eating.
Pupils match the skull and teeth to a range of animals. Using the teeth as clues the pupils have to identify and explain the types of diets each of the animals would eat.
Pupils learn that teeth are shaped the way they are because they are designed to do different jobs. They learn that humans have three main types of teeth: incisors, canines and molars and this is because humans we eat a varied diet.
Pupils look at pictures of the skull and jaw bone of two different animals, a sheep and a fox. Pupils use the information provided to label the teeth of each animal on their skull and jaw bone. Pupils identify whether of not a range of animals are carnivores or herbivores based on their jaw bones and teeth.
Pupils demonstrate their early understanding of teeth and the function by discussing and answering a series of teeth based questions.
Pupils construct a number of blank habitat food chains using a selection of their own plants and animals (a cut and paste activity).
Pupils construct a number of ocean habitat food chains (a cut and paste activity).
Pupils construct a number of desert habitat food chains (a cut and paste activity).
Pupils construct a number of garden habitat food chains (a cut and paste activity).
Pupils learn the key words and definitions of food chains and webs.
Pupils learn about the parts plants, prey and predator animals play in simple food chains. Pupils construct a number of food chains using a range of plants and animals (a cut and past activity).
Pupils learn what a food chain is and the key words and definitions that help to describe a food chain. They learn the part plants, herbivores, omnivores and carnivores play in food chains. Pupils construct a number of food chains using a range of plants and animals (a cut and past activity).