November 17, 2022

Transportation Week Night Fun Facts (11-17-2022)

by Chompers

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Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Welcome back to Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. It’s transportation week, and today were taking all about (SFX AIRPLANE) airplanes! 

So Chompers passengers please fasten your seat belts (SFX to sound like an airplane intercom?), and 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush! (SFX DING DONG)

>> Rachel: Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush in small circles all the way around each tooth.  

This morning we asked you to count how many AIRCRAFT you saw flying around today. So airplanes, helicopters, drones, sea planes… (SFX HELICOPTER)

Shout out how many you saw! alright!

Remember how a plane is landing every three seconds?

RIGHT NOW there are about 5,000 planes flying around in the sky, all over the world (SFX WOW) 

Switch your brushing to the other side of your mouth, and make sure you’re not brushing too hard. 

5,000 planes in the sky right now means there are 5,000 pilots flying those planes! The person in charge of a plane is called the “PILOT.” You know how a school bus has a school bus driver? (SFX HONK ) A plane has a pilot!

If you want to be an airplane pilot, you have to work really hard, study for a long time 

and take lots of tests before you can fly an airplane.

Start brushing on the bottom of your mouth. Pick one side, and make sure to brush the teeth all the way in the back. 

Pilots have to study PHYSICS. Physics is a type of science that helps pilots understand how planes fly.

One thing pilots learn when they study the science of PHYSICS, is that there are two FORCES that help planes fly.  

And physics is all about forces!

The two FORCES that move an airplane are called THRUST (SFX car accelerating) and LIFT (SFX man lifting).

 Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and keep on brushing!

Thrust is what pushes a plane forward.  Lift is what pushes a plane up into the sky.  

A plane gets LIFT when it’s going fast enough on the ground.  (TAKE OFF SFX) That’s why when you’re riding an plane, you start out by going really really fast on the ground!

Once planes have enough forward THRUST, their wings give them the LIFT to rise up into the sky --  off you go!

Hope you had a smooth ride today!!! Sleep well and we’ll see you tomorrow morning for more Chompers.  Oh, and don’t forget  

>> Kids: 3, 2, 1, spit! (SFX CHOO CHOO)