August 3, 2022

History Week Night In Europe (8-3-2022)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

Tonight we’ll jump back into our time travel machine and keep exploring the history of EUROPE!

Where to Listen



>> Rachel: Hey there! 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 way back.

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!


>> Rachel: It’s History Week and tonight we’re exploring European history with our pretend time machine!

Time to time travel!


>> Rachel: It looks like I’ve landed a few hundred years in the past. I’m in a workshop with lots lots of metal stamps, each with a letter on it. A man is putting ink on the stamps, and then he presses them onto a piece of paper and they spell out words.  

Time machine, Who is this man?

>> TIME MACHINE: Johann Gutenberg!

>> Rachel: Find out after you switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>> Rachel: -and keep making tiny circles with your brush around each tooth.

Johann Gutenberg brought the printing press to Europe! Before the printing press, books in Europe were written by hand -- that meant it could take months or years just to write one book! The printing press changed everything! Thanks to the printing press, books became faster and cheaper to make. That means new ideas could be shared to more people and more quickly. It made it easier to teach and learn.

Switch to the bottom of your mouth…


>> Rachel: -and keep brushing.

Here’s your next travel in time:


>> Rachel: Oops. Shush. I’m in a laboratory - there are bottles and notebooks and experiments going on everywhere!  The woman who’s running the experiments is very busy writing down some numbers in her notebook.

Time machine who is this?


>> Rachel: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>> Rachel: -and don’t forget those front teeth. 

Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist. She studied radioactivity and discovered two radioactive elements that she named polonium and radium. She then used them to create new medical treatments. Today we use radioactivity in many ways -  to help treat diseases but also to make electricity. Because of her great scientific work, Marie Curie received two Nobel Prizes, an award given to brilliant scientists. 


>> Rachel: That’s it for Chompers tonight. Until next time…

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!