In this lesson, students learn about how teeth can repair themselves through remineralisation.
They carry out a simple experiment to learn about how things can dissolve in solution, and then explore ways of separating substances from each other. The lesson finishes, like the previous lessons in the unit, with a reflection on teaching. The reflection will support the learning in the final lesson in the unit, Communicating the Science of Tooth Decay.
- Students understand some of the different scientific techniques for separating substances from each other
- Students learn about how teeth repair themselves after eating.
- Topic: Consumption.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – Science – Years 9-10
- Time required: 65 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: High – monitoring experiments and student research.
- Keywords: SugarByHalf, Australian Dental Association, sugar, teeth, dissolving, dissolution, remineralisation, experiment.
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- A jug for boiling water
- Sugar cubes
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