May 18, 2023

Body Systems Week Night What's That Sound (5-18-2023)

by Chompers

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We've got more bodily noises for you to listen to on tonight's What's That Sound! 

Where to Listen



>> RACHEL: Good evening, and welcome to Chompers! Your morning and night tooth brushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and make little circles with your brush around each tooth. 

> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 BRUSH!


>> RACHEL: Tonight we have more body noises and more  for you, so get ready for a rousing round of “What’s That Sound”! 

Here’s your first sound. 


>> RACHEL: Hmmm, what are we listening to? What’s that sound?

>> GROUP: A Heartbeat.

>> RACHEL: That’s right! A heartbeat! 

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: -and brush your tongue too. 

Your heartbeat is part of what’s called your circulatory system. Your heart sends blood to all the different parts of your body, all day long! Blood also helps fight off germs or things that can make you sick.

If you put your finger on the inside of your wrist very gently, you can feel the blood that’s being pumped by your heart! That’s called your pulse, and it’s pumping like that non stop for your entire life. 

>> KID: WOW.

>> RACHEL: Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: and brush your front teeth too. 

Here’s your next sound.


>> RACHEL: Huh, let's hear that again.


>> RACHEL: So, what's that sound? Shout it out! 

GANG: A hiccup! 

>> RACHEL: That's right, it's a- 


>> RACHEL: A hiccup! 

We don’t know WHY exactly people hiccup, but we do know which muscle makes it happen.

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>> RACHEL:  and don't brush too hard! 

Hiccups are caused by a muscle called the Diaphragm, which is a big muscle in the bottom of our chest. The diaphragm is a muscle that helps us breath. 


>> RACHEL:  When we are hiccuping, our diaphragm is having a tough time! But once you start hiccuping, it-


>> RACHEL: -can be- 


>> RACHEL: really tough to…


>> RACHEL: -stop!



>> RACHEL: That’s it for Chompers today, but come back tomorrow for more clean teeth. And don’t forget to…


>> KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit!


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