Please review the following script we have created. Take note of any changes you think should be made, and we will meet on Friday to make a final copy. Nice job, everyone!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Setting: Reptile exhibit in a science museum. The animals will be frozen in place and will “come alive” as the guard walks around the museum.
Guard: WOW, its sure is lonely having to work night shift at the science museum. I sure wish I had someone to keep me company.
(Skinks “come alive” and approach the guard)
Skink 1: Tell us about it! We’ve been stuck in these exhibits for decades!
Skink 2: We have an exciting story to tell and no one to listen!
Guard: Tell me your story, the story of how reptiles came to be.
Skink 1: Long ago, when amphibians ruled the waters, they became tired of only being able live below the surface.
Skink 2: Ain’t nobody got time fo dat!!
Skink 1: SHhh…I’m telling a story. The amphibians slowly changed and adapted to be able to survive on land.
Guard: What types of changes did they go through?
(Turtle and tortoise come forward to center of stage)
Turtle: Hello, we were one of the first reptile inhabitants of the Earth.
Tortoise: After we came out of the water we grew scales.
Turtle: We also developed a special type of coating for our eggs called shells.
Tortoise: Now we can move wherever we want across the land.
(Turtle and Tortoise go back to frozen position, lizards come forward)
Reptile Guard: Well then what happened?
Lizard 1: There were still a lot of amphibians left, even though so much of them became reptiles.
Lizard 2: The reptiles had so much fun, but they were still a bit small. Then they started to grow in size.
(lizards return, alligator and crocodile come forward)
Alligator: There was no one to stop the reptiles from growing so big.
Crocodile: They became the lords and masters of the world.
Alligator : They took over the lands and the seas.
Crocodile : they even took over the air.
(Alligator and crocodile go back, Iguanas come forward)
Reptile Guard: How big did they grow?
Iguana 1: They grew up to 70 feet long.
Iguana 2: They tried to eat me but I fought them off with my ka – rah – tee skills.
(Iguana 2 does stupid karate move. Iguana 1 laughs and rolls its eyes)
(Iguanas go back and Group E comes forward (also the first dinosaur group))
Dino 1: We have huge heads.
Dino 2: Yeah! They were as big as a man’s body!
Dino 1: There always has been something different about us.
Dino 2: Yeah, of course. (Sarcastically said (points at Dino 1 and does crazy sign))
Dino 1: I have a brain in my head but also one in the base of its tail.
Dino 2: They always say “Two brains are better than one”.
(Dino 1 rolls eyes)
Dino 1: You’re too small to even make a snack!
Dino 2: Hey, be nice.
Dino 1: But you’re better than nothing…I think I’ll eat you anyway.
(Dinos exit, snakes appear)
Snake 1: Can you imagine how much the Earth had sssnaken?!
Snake 2: thessssse huge creaturesssss were ssso loud as they sssssstomped around eating.
Snake 1: They had everything they wanted.
Snake 2: yeah, itssss as if they had an all you can eat buffet.
(Snakes go back, Salamanders come forward)
Salamander 1: Well, I guess everyone’s a comedian!
Salamander 2: oh hush up. Let’s get back to the story.
Salamander 1: oh all right! The little animals had no chance against these so called dinosaurs!
Salamander 2: Then the fled to where it was cold so the dinos could not get them.
Salamander 1: Whoa! That’s one harsh game of hide n seek!
(Salamanders go back and Komodo dragon comes forward)
Komodo dragon: After a while the animals that fled developed something to keep them from the cold. They developed hair and fur to keep their bodies warm in the winter. These were the first birds and the mammals. And that’s the story of how amphibians changed to reptiles.
Guard: Wow, thanks for the lesson! I had no idea reptiles evolved from amphibians! That’s a pretty rockin story!
Crocodile: Crocodile rockin?!?!
(All come to middle and sing crocodile rock)