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 55 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)

Mon, Jul 15 6:30 A.M. Junior Conductors Academy: Part One/Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two     NH Kids (11.5)
Tue, Jul 16 6:30 A.M. The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers/Dads' Day Out     NH Kids (11.5)
Wed, Jul 17 6:30 A.M. Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model     NH Kids (11.5)
Thu, Jul 18 6:30 A.M. An Armored Tail Tale/Pterasaur Flying Club     NH Kids (11.5)
Mon, Jul 22 6:30 A.M. Stop and Smell The Flowers/Moms' Campout     NH Kids (11.5)
Tue, Jul 23 6:30 A.M. Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party     NH Kids (11.5)
Wed, Jul 24 6:30 A.M. Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word     NH Kids (11.5)
Thu, Jul 25 6:30 A.M. Paulie Pliosaurus/Elmer Visits The Desert     NH Kids (11.5)
Fri, Jul 26 6:30 A.M. The Good Mom/Hornucopia     NH Kids (11.5)
Mon, Jul 29 6:30 A.M. Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One and Two     NH Kids (11.5)
Tue, Jul 30 6:30 A.M. Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part One/Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part Two     NH Kids (11.5)
Wed, Jul 31 6:30 A.M. Carla Cretoxyrhina/Train Trouble     NH Kids (11.5)
Thu, Aug 1 6:30 A.M. Don's Hole-Iday/We're Not All Dinosaurs     NH Kids (11.5)
Fri, Aug 2 6:30 A.M. Migration Vacation/Moms Rawk!     NH Kids (11.5)
Mon, Aug 5 6:30 A.M. Junior Conductor Jamboree/Troodon Train Day     NH Kids (11.5)
Tue, Aug 6 6:30 A.M. Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature!     NH Kids (11.5)


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