February 8, 2023

Sounds Week Night I Spy (2-08-2023)

by Chompers

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What animal uses sound to see? Find out the answer on tonight's Chompers!

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Good evening. 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 molars in the way back too. 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>> Rachel: It’s Sounds Week. And tonight we’ve got more I Spies for you.

Here’s your first one:

I’m in a cave and I spy a group of small creatures that have two wings but not a single feather! Some of them are hanging out upside down by their feet. I think they are sleeping! Others are flying around even though it’s so dark that they can’t see where they’re going.

What do I spy?

>> GROUP: a colony of bats!

>> Rachel: A colony of bats.

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush in little circles around each tooth. 

Echo is the sound of a sound coming  bounce back to you after you make it.

Using echos, bats can tell the size and shape of what’s around them 

Bats can hear very well. So at night, when it’s too dark to see. They use echoes to see.

>> KIDS: Huh?

>> Rachel: Bats make really quick noises with their mouth and nose. (SFX squeaks) Then they listen to the ECHO of their squeaking sounds bouncing back to them so they can tell what’s around them. (SFX echo).

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and keep brushing

Here’s your next I spy:

I see a beautiful coral reef in the ocean.  There are clownfish swimming around, and tiny crabs, and there’s a little hole with a very small creature in it.  This creature has one claw that is bigger than the other. And it’s snapping its claw very quickly. (SFX) And oh man, it’s loud! Look, a loud snap scared the crab that was passing by!

What do I spy?

>> GROUP: A snapping shrimp!

>> Rachel: A snapping shrimp.

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too. 

The snapping shrimp is tiny but it’s one of the loudest animals! It uses the sound of its snapping claw (SFX snap) to hunt. The snapping is so loud it makes the tiny animals they want to eat fall over. 

These snapping shrimp sometimes live in colonies -- or a group of a lot of them. Imagine hundreds of these shrimp snapping at the same time. It’d be like the sound of 100 people popping bubble wrap all at once! (SFX bubble wrap) 

That’s it for Chompers tonight, make sure you 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!