Fossils


  • Dinosaur Discoveries: Dinosaur Eggs | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist explains that dinosaurs laid their eggs in circular nests like birds, and that they often nested in colonies for protection from predators.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Discoveries–Coprolites

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses coprolites--fossilized dinosaur excrement. He explains that, from this material, scienists can learn more about dinosaurs' diets.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • All About Fossils

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains what fossils are and how they are created, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist disuccses how paleontologists find, care for, and conduct research with the fossils they uncover.

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

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses the Jeholornis, an omnivorous species of bird that lived during the Cretaceous Period.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Ceratopsians

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist discusses the characteristics of ceratopsian dinosaurs -- plant-eating dinosaurs who shared features such as horns, a frill on the back of their head, and a turtle-like beak.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Tracking Dinosaurs

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Buddy and Don follow tracks to a dinosaur of the Theropod species. This resource teaches students how to use tracks to identify animals.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | Footprints

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses fossilized dinosaur footprints. These fossils have been found on every continent and show that dinosaurs stood upright with their feet close together and held their tails up as they walked.

    Grades: PreK-1

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