Ecosystems, Habitats and Nature


  • Dinosaur Train | Submarine Song

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor, Gilbert, and the Pteranodon family sing the Submarine Song, a song about the diverse creatures to be found under the sea.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Using Your Senses in Nature

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist discusses five of our senses: sound, smell, taste, touch, and sight and how they can help students experience nature.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Hot Springs!

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, everyone takes a relaxing trip to the hot springs.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Dinosaur Train | Tiny's Calm Space

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Tiny sings about her calm space, a small hollow area in a tree, and shows it to her parents.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Buddy's Calm Space

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Buddy is on a mission to find his calm space. He finds it under leaves that collected rain water.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | A Plant that Eats Bugs!

    The Pteranodon family goes on a search for a plant that eats bugs as part of a scavenger hunt. They find the Drosera plant and learn that it has a tube-like structure as a stomach and attracts bugs because of its nectar.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Ecosystems

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist discusses ecosystems: communities of organisms living in an environment in which each part of the community -- living and non-living -- are essential to the survival of the rest.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Living Together in an Ecosystem

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains to the Pteranodon kids that all creatures have their own part to play in an ecosystem. This resource teaches students that all organisms in an ecosystem are connected, and the difference between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Discoveries: Flowers | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses flowering plants and their appearance in the Cretaceous Period, near the end of the age of dinosaurs. They quickly took over the plant world.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Nature Life Cycle

    In this Dinoasaur Train clip, Tiny is sad that her favorite flower has died. This resource teaches students that everything in nature changes because of the plant life cycle.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Planting a Garden

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses different types of gardens and what it takes to grow a vegetable garden.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Change is the Only Unchanging Thing

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Shiny and Don build a sand castle for Henry and Stella. When water destroys it, they learn that change is a natural part of life.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Garden Song

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Tiny sings about waiting for the garden she planted to grow. This resource teaches students that plants need sun, water, and time to grow.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Planting a Garden

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the family is on their way to visit Tiny's flowers at the Big Pond. Mr. Conductor teaches her that she can see her flowers whenever she wants if she plants a garden. This resource teaches students how seeds grow into plants, and how to plant a garden.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Big Pond Habitat

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor tells the kids about the Big Pond Carnival -- a big party celebrating all the creatures that live in and around the Big Pond. This resource teaches students what a habitat is and that a variety of animals can live in a habitat.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • "Get Into Nature!" Song

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the dinosaurs sing "Get Into Nature," about everything there is to explore outdoors.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Discoveries: Tidepools | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses the diverse lifeforms which may be found in tidepools--bodies of water left behind by the ocean at low tide.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Nature Tracker Clubhouse

    Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don make a new nest on the beach. They decide to form a Nature Trackers Club out of the nest because of their shared love of nature and adventure.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Nature Tracker Leader

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the dinosaurs disagree about the leadership of the Nature Trackers club. This clip teaches students about compromise and conflict resolution.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Carving Pumpkins

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodon and Lambeosaurus families carve pumpkins.

    Grades: PreK-1

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