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Watch and Discuss: The Whatchamacallit

Peep, Chirp, and Quack discover the thrill of zipping down a slide—quite accidentally!


  • The Whatchamacallit (video)

Key Science Concepts

  • A ramp is a surface with one end higher than the other.
  • An object placed on a ramp will roll, slide, or stay put.


Before you watch: Tell children that yesterday they explored some of the fun things to do on a slide. In this PEEP episode, Peep, Chirp, and Quack discover an old gutter that works like a slide. Ask children to watch for the different things the characters discover about sliding.

After you watch: Ask children,

  • Have you ever tried walking up a slide like Peep, Quack, and Chirp? Is it easier to go up a slide or down a slide? Why do think that is so?
  • Why do you think Peep and Chirp couldn’t slide when the gutter was flat on the ground?
  • What did Raccoon do to help them slide?
  • How did Raccoon make Peep and Chirp go even faster on the slide?