Tommy's Terrible Teeth

A WebQuest Designed for Primary Students
by: Emma Meiners

 

 

 

Introduction Task Process Evaluation Resources Conclusion

 

Introduction This is Tommy.  He has terrible teeth.  Tommy likes to eat a lot of candy and junk food, and he doesn't always brush his teeth like he should.  Tommy needs your help to learn how to keep his mouth happy and healthy.

   

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Task:   For this project you will be working in groups of 3.  Each person in the group will choose one role, either Dentist, Dental Hygienist, or Nutritionist.  Once you have chosen your role, you will find information that Tommy can use to keep his teeth Healthy.  As a group you will use the information you have found to make an instruction booklet for Tommy to keep with him at all times.  Choose your role, and then click on the pictures to find information.

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Process

1.  You will be assigned to a group of 3 students.  You will have a specific role in the group.  The roles are:

    Dentist

   Dental Hygienist

   Nutritionist

2.  According to your role, you will complete the following tasks:   

Dentist

  

 It is your job to teach Tommy the parts of a tooth. You will also have to show Tommy what can happen to his teeth if he does not take care of them.

 

                   All About Teeth                                            Cavities  

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Dental Hygienist

     

It will be your job to teach Tommy the proper way to clean his teeth.  He needs to know how to brush, floss and how often he should be visiting the dentist.

Brushing Tips                             Flossing Tips

 

                                       Healthy Habits

 

                             

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Nutritionist

 

It is important for Tommy to know what foods can harm his teeth.  It is your job to teach Tommy what foods he should and should not be eating to keep his teeth healthy.

 
Snack Facts

 

 

 

 

3.  Once you have found your information, each person in the group will create their own page of the instruction booklet.  Be sure to add pictures that will help Tommy understand what to do.  You will then share your information with each other.  Staple the finished pages together to complete your booklet.

 

4.  Once you have completed your booklet you may play games and explore the other websites.  games and sites

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Evaluation

CATEGORY
Excellent
Good Fair Needs Work
Attractiveness & Organization
The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information.
The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information.
The brochure has well-organized information.
The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.
Content - Accuracy
All facts in the brochure are accurate.
99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.
89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.
Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.
Knowledge Gained
All students in the group can accurately answer all questions related to facts in the brochure and to technical processes used to create the brochure.
All students in the group can accurately answer most questions related to facts in the brochure and to technical processes used to create the brochure.
Most students in the group can accurately answer most questions related to facts in the brochure and to technical processes used to create the brochure.
Several students in the group appear to have little knowledge about the facts or technical processes used in the brochure.
Graphics/Pictures
Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics.
Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text.
Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems "text-heavy".
Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.


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Resources

http://www.healthyteeth.org

http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/wisdomtooth/

http://www.aboutsmiles.com/prevp.htm

 

Other Fun Websites to Explore

http://kids-world.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp

http://www.brainpop.com/health/digestive/teeth/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true

http://www.crestkids.com/index_flash.html

Games

http://www.colgatebsbf.com/kids/kid_k1_games/smartsnack.asp

http://kids-world.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/Game_Plaquemonsters.cvsp

http://www.thesmilestones.com/game.htm

 

 

 

 

Conclusion  Congratulations!  You and your group have taught Tommy all of the important things he needs to know to keep his teeth healthy and happy.  Tommy will be able to keep his smile for a long time.

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