What's at the Center of the Earth Troglobites!/Minerals!
dinosaur train

"What's at the Center of the Earth? Troglobites!" - The Drill Engine Train burrows into an underground limestone cave, where the Pteranodon Family meets some strange creatures without eyes called "troglobites." In a contest to see who would make the best troglobite, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don participate in a treasure hunt - with their eyes closed! The kids have to rely on their other senses (with some guidance from the actual troglobites) to navigate the cave and find the prize. Story A Educational Objectives: A speleologist is someone who studies caves. Also, there are creatures called troglobites whose bodies are specially adapted for living in deep caves without any light. "What's at the Center of the Earth? Minerals!" - While digging even further underground, the drill bit on the Drill Engine Train breaks. The Pteranodon Family find themselves in the Cave of Giant Crystals, where they learn all about rocks and crystals (what they are, how they're different, how they form). In order to get back home, the Pteranodon Family has to fix the drill bit by finding a mineral harder than the mineral that broke the bit in the first place. Story B Educational Objectives: Minerals form naturally in the Earth and are made of the same thing all the way through, while rocks are made up of a bunch of different kinds of minerals. Minerals come in thousands of different types (more than 4000 to be more exact), many of which form large and beautiful crystals, some of which are harder than others.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 403

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.


Future Broadcast times for "Dinosaur Train": (show all)

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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