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Unit #2 – Of Skulls and Teeth

Unpacking 2: Of Skulls & Teeth (video)

Topics Covered in this Unit

  1. Functional Anatomy
  2. The Skeletal System
  3. Diet Types And Adaptation
  4. Qualitative & Quantitative Methods
  5. Morphometrics (shape has meaning)

Exercise 1A: Tooth Types (video)

This video describes an activity appropriate for grades 3 – 12. Students will be able to: (1) distinguish between the three basic tooth types: incisor, canine and molar, (2) better understand how a particular shape of a tooth has a specific function in animal feedings, and (3) discuss how teeth have an important purpose for animal acquisition of food.

Printable Resources

Below are links to all documentation for this thematic unit.  Presentations are available in PowerPoint format, as well as PDFs for those wishing to print transparencies for overhead projectors.  Teachers may wish to review unit workbooks for more in-depth information before using the supplied presentations.

Curriculum Standard

Workbook with Exercises


Additional Readings and Supplementary Files

Scientific Journal Articles (PDF)