Weather, Natural Disasters, Earth and Space Science


  • Daytime/Nighttime

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains to the kids that the sun rises and sets--and that it gets cold and dark at night--because the earth goes through a full rotation on its axis every day. At night, the earth is tilting away from the sun.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Dinosaur Train | Forest Fire

    In this video excerpt from Dinosaur Train, Mr. Conductor explains that fire is a natural part of a forest's lifecycle. Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don learn that new trees and plants can grow after an area of a forest has been cleared out by fire.

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

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist explains how hurricanes work. This resource teaches students how hurricanes form, and what impact they have on and off shore.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Hurricane Story | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Pteranodon tells the story of his first experience with a hurricane. This resource teaches students about the hurricane's eye and winds.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Experiencing an Earthquake | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodon family is caught in an earthquake. They practice earthquake safety by staying out in the open, remaining calm, and keeping away from potential falling objects.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Riding Out the Storm | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodan family seeks shelter from a hurricane in a cave Don discovers.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Drought at Pteranodon Terrace | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon explain to Shiny, Tiny, Don, and Buddy that their home is very dry because of a drought. They learn that sometimes in a serious drought, creatures must either adapt or move to new habitats.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Signs of Growth After a Fire | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor takes the Pteranodon clan to a forest which has recently experienced a fire. The Pteranodons search for signs of new growth and learn that a forest fire can help clear out land for new plants to grow.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Mr. Conductor Explains Earthquakes | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor teaches Buddy and the Pteranodons about earthquakes, earthquake safety, and tectonic plates.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Dinosaur Train | Minerals

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist discusses minerals, explaining that most form deep inside the earth where the temperatures are very high.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Discovering Minerals

    Watch as the Pteranodon family discovers minerals when they are exploring in a cave. Mr. Pteranodon explains the difference between rocks and minerals: while rocks are made up of many materials, minerals are made of the same material all the way through.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Dads' Day Rained Out

    In this Dinosaur Train Clip, the Tyrannosaurus, Hadrosaurus, and Pteranodon families have their Dads' Day picnic ruined by the rain. They learn how rain fits into every living thing's life cycle.

    Grades: PreK-1

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