The Mouth-In-A-Box features five stations plus multiple supplemental activities on oral health. At each station, students answer questions on their station notes, which can be collected for assessment or simply used to keep students on task.
Mouth station activities:
- Anatomy – Students use two posters, pen lights and mirrors to answer questions on a team scavenger hunt to learn about their mouths.
- Mouth Bugs and Eating Habits – Students first answer quiz questions about their understanding of mouth bacteria and then view on a microscope the human mouth bacteria slide.
- Careers – Students take the roles of health care professionals and decide how to help the hypothetical patient given a set of common symptoms.
- Journey to Dental Decay – Students use the timeline of dental decay to choose the pathway of decay and the possible interventions to decay. A decay model, x-ray, and tooth help with visuals of dental decay.
- The Mouth/Body Relationship – Students learn about the relationship between oral health and other diseases by playing a kind of Jeopardy game.
Extensions to the Mouth stations include:
The Flossinator! DVD
The cross section tooth model
NIH Curriculum – Open Wide and Trek Inside! 6 complete lessons about oral bacteria, tooth decay, healthy mouth care, and the oral cavity.
Blueprint for Health – Poster of human taste and smell
Tooth Anatomy poster
Tooth pathology model with laminated reference card.
Did You Know? cards
A folder of several individual extensions
- Bite, Mouth, and Open Wide, Tooth School Inside