>> Rachel: Welcome back, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.
Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, but don’t brush too hard.
>> Kids: 3, 2, 1 brush!
>> Rachel: It's Oceans Week, and tonight we have the answer to the quiz (SFX quiz) from this morning. Our question was…
How DEEP is the DEEPEST part of the ocean?
3,000 feet, or deep enough the cover the world's tallest building
23,000 feet, or deep enough to cover the world’s tallest volcano
Or 36,000 feet, deep enough to cover Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain
Ready for the answer? First, switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and give me a drumroll by stomping your feet (SFX DRUMROLL)
The answer is… 36,000 feet! (SFX WOW)
The deepest part of the ocean is in the Pacific Ocean, and it's a place called the Challenger Deep. It’s so deep that the light from the sun can’t reach the bottom of the ocean, so it's COMPLETELY dark.
Only THREE people have ever made the journey to the Challenger Deep. That means more people have been to the MOON than have been to the deepest part of the ocean.
Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and brush the molars in the back too
Reaching the Challenger Deep is really difficult because the deeper under the water you go, the more PRESSURE there is. Pressure is how hard one thing is pushing on another thing. Like if you were in the Challenger Deep, there would be MILES of ocean water pressing down on you! Lots of sea creatures can live deep in the ocean because their bodies are made to take that pressure, but our human bodies work best on land.
Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too
The Challenger Deep is really, really deep, but we don’t know for sure that it's the deepest part of the ocean. That's because we have only explored a tiny bit of the entire ocean, and there is still lots of ocean to discover. That means there are also lots of new species of animals in the ocean that we don’t even know about yet!
That's it for Chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow to discover more of the mysterious oceans with us! Until then,
>>Kids: 3, 2, 1 spit!