January 17, 2023

Oceans Week Night I Spy (1-17-2023)

by Chompers

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What is like a fiery mountain under the sea? Find out on tonight's Chompers.

Where to Listen


>> 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, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>> Rachel: It’s Oceans Week, and tonight we’ve got more I-spies from under the sea for you! We’ll describe something, and you have to guess what it is. Here’s your first one: 


I am deep under the waters of the ocean, and the water here is cold. And in front of me I see something that looks like a mountain, but … it’s on fire! How could something be on fire underwater!! I see explosions coming from this mountain (SFX RUMBLING)

What do I spy? 

Find out after you switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush the molars in the way back.

So what was that thing I spied? 

>> GROUP: An Submarine Volcano! 

>> Rachel: A submarine volcano! Submarine Volcanoes are volcanoes that are underwater in the ocean.  Volcanoes are places where super hot lava and gas from deep inside the earth bubble up to the earth's surface. (SFX VOLCANO) 

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, but don’t brush too hard 

Submarine volcanoes are some of the most active volcanoes on earth. When a volcano erupts under the water, it shoots out super hot lava. When that lava cools, it can turn into rocks or create an entire island, and make homes for underwater creatures. 

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and brush all the way around each tooth

One of the coolest things about submarine volcanoes are the kinds of sea creatures they attract. when a volcano erupts, it can release gasses that are poisonous for most animals. But lots of sea creatures like shrimps, crabs and bacteria actually don’t mind living around these poisons. 

That’s it for Chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow to learn more about our magnificent oceans. Until then, 

>> Kids: 3,2,1 spit!