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>> RACHEL: Hey there! Let’s get toothbrushing, because it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.
Start brushing on the top of your mouth. Pick a side, and brush all the way to the molars in the back.
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!
>> RACHEL: It’s Senses Week, and tonight we've got more riddles.
Here’s your first one:
If I tell you that’s too hot
Don’t touch it with your finger
If I tell you that’s too cold
You might just get a shiver!
What am I? Shout it out:
>> GROUP:: The sense of temperature!
>> RACHEL: The sense of temperature.
Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…
>> RACHEL: -and brush your front teeth too.
The sense of temperature, or if you want to use the big word, thermoception, is what makes us feel if something is hot…
>> RACHEL: -cold…
>> RACHEL: -or somewhere in the middle. Our body needs to stay at a special temperature so they can work well.
For example, if you sit next to a fire, thousands of tiny cells from your body, send a temperature message to your brain, and your brain tells you that you feel warmth. If that’s what your body needs it’d tell you, stay close! If your body needs to cool down, it’d tell you to back up.
>> RACHEL: Switch to the bottom of your mouth…
>> RACHEL: -and keep on brushing.
Here’s your next riddle:
I help you take care
And I really am a good friend
Even though I can be a pain
And could hurt you again
What is this? Shout it out!
>> GROUP: The sense of pain.
>> RACHEL: The sense of pain.
Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…
>> RACHEL: -and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.
The sense of pain - or if you want to use the big word, nociception - is what makes us feel pain.
>> MAN: OUCH!
>> RACHEL: And pain might not be a great feeling, but it is an important signal. It tells us our body needs attention because something is wrong. When you hurt yourself, thousands of tiny cells from your body sends a message to your brain that says, “THIS IS PAINFUL,” so that you know something needs fixing.
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>> RACHEL: That's it for Chompers today, but until next time…
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!
>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.