Students will investigate the characteristics of teeth and what teeth can tell about an animal’s lifestyle:
- Students will sort and categorize 10 to 12 teeth.
- Given information about what canines, incisors and molars are, students will identify which teeth are which and why. They will predict which teeth came from what animal.
- Students will compare given animal teeth to their own, determine what kind of teeth they have, and which teeth are used to eat which kinds of food.
The unit will include a study of jaws from carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Based on the teeth structure, students will hypothesize which jaws belong to which type of animal.