August 3, 2020

History Week Night In Antarctica (8-3-2020)

by Chompers

We’ll jump in our time travel machine and travel to ANTARCTICA on tonight's Chompers!

Transcript

[THEME SONG BEGINS]


>> Rachel: Welcome back, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 


It’s History Week. And we’re using our imaginary time machine to land in different places and times in the world. I’ll describe something, and you’ll have to guess what in history I spy!


Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush the inside, outside, and chewing side of each tooth. 


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!


[THEME SONG ENDS]


>> Rachel: Ok, it’s time to time travel! 


[TIME MACHINE LANDS]

[BARREN COLD LANDSCAPE SOUNDS]


>> Rachel: I’ve landed back some hundred years ago. I spy a land covered with ice and snow. It’s the coldest and wildest place I’ve ever seen. Looking at my map it looks like … I’m at the South Pole!!! And look, here comes a man and his team. They are using skis and dog sleds to get around.


Hey Time Machine: Who do I spy?


>> TIME MACHINE: Roald Amundsen and his team!


>> Rachel: Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth…


[SWITCH BELL]


>> Rachel: -and keep brushing.


We’ve traveled to December 19th, 1911.  ROALD AMUNDSEN and his team were the first men to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. The South Pole is very hard to get to and so about a hundred years ago, explorers went on a sort of race to finally explore the mysterious continent. That time was called the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration!


Switch to the bottom of your mouth…


[SWITCH BELL]


>> Rachel: -and brush the molars in the way back.


Ok let’s jump back in our time machine:  

[TIME MACHINE LANDS]


>> Rachel: Ok I’ve landed in a different place - this isn’t the Antarctic because it’s warmer.  Now I’m in a room with a bunch of important looking people -- they’re from countries all over -- Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, and even more country leaders.They are signing a paper. I’m gonna look over someone’s shoulder and see what it says -- Hmmmm, it about taking care of the Antarctic.


What do I spy? What is this paper?


Find out after you Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


[SWITCH BELL]


>> Rachel: -but don't brush too hard.


So Time Machine, what do I spy?


>> TIME MACHINE: THE ANTARCTIC TREATY


>> Rachel: THE ANTARCTIC TREATY.


A treaty is an agreement. And the Antarctic Treaty is an agreement that says that nobody can own the Antarctic.  The treaty also says that the land can be used for scientific exploration but there are special rules to protect the animals that live there.  More than 40 countries signed the agreement, and the Antarctic is now one of the largest protected areas in the world. 


[THEME SONG BEGINS]


>> Rachel: You did a good job protecting your teeth, don’t forget to come back tomorrow.  Until then…


>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit! 


[THEME SONG ENDS]