May 15, 2023

Body Systems Week Night Quiz (5-15-2023)

by Chompers

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So, which of these is not a body system: the nervous system, the digestive system, or the air conditioning system? Find out on tonight's Chompers!

Where to Listen



>> RACHEL: Welcome back! It’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Pick a side on the top of your mouth, and make little circles with your brush all the way around each tooth. 

3, 2, 1 Brush!

It’s Body Systems Week on Chompers, and tonight we’ve got an answer to this morning’s quiz! (SFX Quiz)

Our question was: Which one of the following is NOT a body system?

Is it: 

The Nervous system?


>> RACHEL: The Digestive System? 


>> RACHEL: Or the air conditioning system? 


>> RACHEL: Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth.


>> RACHEL: Don’t forget those front teeth! 

Ready for the answer? Give me a drumroll please…


>> RACHEL: … the answer is:

The Air Conditioning system! 



>> RACHEL: An air conditioning system is something that some buildings have to keep them cool when it’s hot -- not a system in your body. BUT, did you know that your NOSE is kind of like an air conditioning system for your lungs?

>> KID:  HUH?

>> RACHEL:  I’ll tell you all about it after you switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: and give your tongue a brush too. 

Your nose sometimes acts like your body’s air conditioner because it helps cool down the air you breathe! 

Our mouth, nose, lungs, throat and more make up what’s called our respiratory system -- the body system we use to help make sure we have all the air we need.

The other options on our quiz -- the nervous system and digestive system -- are real body systems! 

I'll tell you what they do after you switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, 


>> RACHEL: but don’t brush too hard.


>> RACHEL: The Nervous system is what we call all the parts of our body that work together to think and feel. 

>> MAN: Ouch!

>> RACHEL:  When we want to do something, our nervous system turns that thought into an action! 

And the digestive system is what we call all the parts of our body that begin to turn the food we eat…


>> RACHEL: into energy for our day. 



>> RACHEL: I’m just about out of energy for today though, so it must be time for bed. But we’ll be back tomorrow with more Chompers. Until then…

>> KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit! 


>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.