What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!/What's at the Center of the Earth? Fossils!
dinosaur train

"What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!" -- The Conductor takes the Pteranodon family on a very special journey on a new invention - the Drill Engine Train - in search of the perfect spot for a new Underground Dinosaur Train Station! Don is THRILLED to be venturing into the BIGGEST HOLE THE EARTH HAS EVER KNOWN! Shiny is nervous to be underground, until they meet a new friend (a Mesozoic Mole named NATASHA NECROLESTES), who teaches them all about the different layers of the Earth. Story A Educational Objectives: The Earth has several layers - the crust (a thin, solid outermost layer), the mantle (the deeper, denser layer), and the core (the super dense center that's as hot as the sun). Also, a Necrolestes is a type of Mesozoic mole. "What's at the Center of the Earth? Fossils!" -- As the Pteranodon Family continues their journey underground, Don accidentally breaks Buddy's trilobite fossil (the oldest fossil in his collection!) When the search for another trilobite fossil turns up empty, their new friend Natasha Necrolestes takes them to Fossil Alley, where the kids learn that the older the fossil, the deeper underground it is. Story B Educational Objectives: You don't usually find fossils from different time periods mixed together in the Earth. The Law of Superposition means that when we see a stack of rock layers, the deeper you go into the Earth, the older the rocks and fossils you find

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 402

About Dinosaur Train:

"Dinosaur Train" is an animated series for 3-to-6 year olds.

The series features a curious young T-rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted Pteranodon family, takes the Dinosaur Train to meet, explore, and have adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures.


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Fri, Feb 3 10:30 A.M. An Apatosaurus Adventure/Nature Art     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 3 12:00 P.M. Zeppelin: Pangaea/Zeppelin: Crater     NHPBS
Sat, Feb 4 10:30 A.M. The Tiny-Saur Train/How Many Horns     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Feb 5 10:30 A.M. Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 6 7:00 A.M. The Egg Stealer?/To The Grandparents' Nest We Go!     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 7 7:00 A.M. Tiny and the Crocodile/Meet The Grandparents     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 8 7:00 A.M. Love Day/A New Leaf     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 9 7:00 A.M. Mom Was A Kid Once     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 10 7:00 A.M. Love Day/A New Leaf     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 13 7:00 A.M. Erma Eoraptor/Under The Volcano     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 14 7:00 A.M. Love Day/A New Leaf     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 15 7:00 A.M. Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 16 7:00 A.M. Pteranodon Family World Tour/Gilbert The Junior Conductor     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 17 7:00 A.M. Triassic Turtle/Tank's Baby Brother     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 20 7:00 A.M. New Neighbors /Don's Collection     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 21 7:00 A.M. Long Claws/Tank's Sleep Over     NHPBS KIDS

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