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Zeppelin: Pangaea/Zeppelin: Crater

When the Pteranodon kids decide to draw some maps, Don's map of one big land mass for "the whole Mesozoic" triggers a discussion on whether the Mesozoic is "one big place that's all connected" or comprised of a bunch of smaller, interconnected land masses. On the Dinosaur Train, the Conductor explains that millions of years ago there actually was just one big land mass called "Pangaea"! Then, over a long period of time, it started to drift apart and form separate, smaller landmasses, or continents. Our family can't believe it! The Conductor offers to take the Pteranodons up in the Zeppelin and through a Sky Time Tunnel, back to the time of Pangaea. At the Zeppelin Station, they meet up with Tricia Troodon, who helps pilot the Zeppelin on their journey. Once in the sky and through the time tunnel, our family is able to see Pangaea, the one giant landmass, just as it's starting to break apart. Then the family travels forward in time and views the continents separating more as oceans and seas move in between the land. Looking down at how their coastline looks in the Cretaceous Period, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don all agree that seeing Pangaea breaking apart is one of the coolest things they've ever seen! As the Pteranodon kids are playing outside their nest, a few seedpods fall from a nearby tree, bonking Don on the head. This leads to a discussion about how far away things can fall from...maybe even from space?? Buddy hypothesizes that perhaps if a star came close enough, it could land on Earth! On the Dinosaur Train, the Conductor explains that things actually do fall from space. Big space rocks, called "asteroids," sometimes land on Earth, and when they occasionally do, they make a biiiiig hole, called a crater. Don perks up at this-he'd love to see a crater! So the Conductor takes the Pteranodon Family up in the Zeppelin to see a giant crater from above! On the ground, they explore the crater and find fragments of "space r

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 313


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Sat, Jan 22 7:30 A.M. Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Jan 22 12:00 P.M. Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Jan 23 7:30 A.M. Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace/Rafting The Cretaceous     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Jan 23 12:00 P.M. Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace/Rafting The Cretaceous     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 24 10:30 A.M. Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 24 12:00 P.M. Fast Friends/T. Rex Teeth     NHPBS
Tue, Jan 25 10:30 A.M. The Forest Fire/The Lost Bird     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jan 25 12:00 P.M. Dinosaur Train Submarine: Otto Opthalmosaurus/King Meets Crystal     NHPBS
Wed, Jan 26 10:30 A.M. Double-Crested Trouble/Erma and the Conductor     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Jan 26 12:00 P.M. Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers     NHPBS
Thu, Jan 27 10:30 A.M. Dry Times at Pteranodon Terrace/Big Misty Sea Fishing Contest     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jan 27 12:00 P.M. Dinosaur Train Submarine: Shoshana Shonosaurus/All Kinds of Families     NHPBS
Fri, Jan 28 10:30 A.M. Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jan 28 12:00 P.M. Armored Like An Ankylosaurus/Campout!     NHPBS
Sat, Jan 29 7:30 A.M. The Forest Fire/The Lost Bird     NHPBS KIDS

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