Welcome back EARTHLINGS! It’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.
Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.
3, 2, 1 brush!
It’s Earth Week and tonight we’ve got the answer to the quiz…
-from this morning.
Our question was:
Which of these resources is NOT a natural resource? Is it:
Ready for the answer? Give me a drumroll by stomping your feet.
[SFX Drum Roll]
The answer is… Plastic!
Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too!
Plastic is a man-made resource, which means it’s a resource that we humans made out of natural resources.
Water, air, soil, oil, gases, plants and animals are all natural resources that humans use. For example, we use water to drink, cook, farm, and clean. We use soil to grow plants. And trees to build things.
Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and brush the molars in the way back too.
Scientists think that humans have been over-using some natural resources and damaging others. The number of humans on earth has grown very quickly and used natural resources without keeping track of them. We know that some animal species and entire forests no longer exist because of human activities like hunting and cutting trees.
Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, but don’t brush too hard!
Today, some people are actively working to CONSERVE the earth and its natural resources. To conserve something is to protect or save it from harm. The people who do that are called CONSERVATIONISTS.
We can all be conservationists by carefully using our resources so that the earthlings of the future - maybe your great great great grand kids can have as many resources as we have today!
That’s it for Chompers tonight, but we’ll be back tomorrow. Until then, rinse with water before you
3, 2, 1 spit!