dinosaur train
Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model

Wed, Dec 9 12:00 P.M. NHPBS      

"Spooky Tree" - Shiny invites Annie Tyrannosaurus to Pteranodon Terrace for a sleepover, but all Annie wants to do is investigate the "spooky tree" that Don says "comes alive at night." All Shiny wants to do is stay as far away from the tree as possible. Can the kids get to the bottom of the mysterious tree, and figure out if it really comes alive at night? Educational Objectives: A wide variety of organisms produce light inside their bodies, and this light can be used for a variety of purposes. Some creatures have a chemical reaction in their bodies called "bio-luminescence," which causes them to glow. This bioluminescence can serve different functions, including camouflage, luring of prey, mimicry of other animals, and warnings for potential predators that the glowing critter is unpalatable. "Spinosaurus Super Model" - When Don stumbles across a stick that looks EXACTLY like Old Spinosaurus, he's determined to have the grumpy old dinosaur pose for his sculpture (so he can get the Spinosaurus's features exactly right). But when they arrive at Old Spinosaurus's home, he makes it clear that there's no way he's posing for anything. Can Don convince Old Spinosaurus to pose for his sculpture, or will Don have to come up with another plan? Educational Objectives: Spinosaurus, a gigantic theropod from the Cretaceous period, was the world's largest land carnivore, and the only Mesozoic dinosaur truly built for living in the water versus on land (as opposed to going into the water to cool off, for example).

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 407

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Wed, Dec 9 12:00 P.M. Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model     NHPBS

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)

Sun, Nov 29 10:30 A.M. Don's Hole-Iday/We're Not All Dinosaurs     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Nov 30 10:30 A.M. Zeppelin: Pangaea/Zeppelin: Crater     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Nov 30 12:00 P.M. Pteranodon Family World Tour/Gilbert The Junior Conductor     NHPBS
Tue, Dec 1 10:30 A.M. Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Dec 1 12:00 P.M. Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature!     NHPBS
Wed, Dec 2 10:30 A.M. Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Dec 2 12:00 P.M. Stop and Smell The Flowers/Moms' Campout     NHPBS
Thu, Dec 3 10:30 A.M. That's Not A Dinosaur/Tiny's Garden     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Dec 3 12:00 P.M. Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers     NHPBS
Fri, Dec 4 10:30 A.M. Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 1/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Dec 4 6:30 P.M. Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Dec 5 2:30 A.M. Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Dec 5 10:30 A.M. Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Dec 5 6:30 P.M. Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Dec 6 2:30 A.M. Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights     NHPBS KIDS


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