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Science at key stages 1 and 2    (Year 3)

Unit 3A: Teeth and eating

About this unit

Work in this unit should reinforce and develop children's knowledge of their personal health and how this relates to diet.

They should learn about how teeth are related to diet and the importance of dental care.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

  • deciding what evidence to collect
  • deciding whether evidence is sufficient to support conclusions.
Work also offers opportunities for children to relate understanding of science to their personal health.

This work is likely to be undertaken in relation to the school's programme for personal, social and health education.

This unit takes approximately 12 hours.

Sections in this unit

This unit is divided into sections. Each section contains a sequence of activities with related objectives and outcomes. You can view this unit by moving through the sections or print/download the whole unit.
1. Introduction
2. Types of food
3. Eating for health
4. What animals eat
5. Investigating what pets eat
6. Looking at teeth
7. Different types of teeth
8. Losing milk teeth
9. Healthy teeth
10. Review