The Life Cycle


  • Dinosaur Train | Submarine Finds the Archelons

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, the submarine comes across a clutch of Archelon babies and what appears to be their mother. The gang learns that Archelons love to eat squids.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dinosaur Train | The Kids Learn about Archelons

    Gilbert teaches the kids about the giant prehistoric sea turtle called Archelon. Gilbert reminds the kids that different species behave differently and have unique life cycles. Take this video as an opportunity to learn the differing ways in which animals reproduce.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • The Nursery Car on the Dinosaur Train! | Dinosaur Train

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mrs. Pteranodon, Buddy, and Tiny explore the train's nursery car, where parents travel with their eggs. Tiny and Buddy hypothesize which eggs go with which dinosaurs. Later, when the car shakes, they learn that they are feeling an aftershock of an earthquake.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • 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
  • Eggshells

    In this video excerpt from Dinosaur Train, Mr. Conductor teaches Buddy and the pteranodons that, while eggshells are very strong, they have small pores all over them which enable baby dinosaurs to breathe.

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

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist explains the water cycle, and why living creatures need water to live. This resource teaches students about the negative effects a drought has on plants and animals, and how plants and animals adapt to stay alive during periods of drought.

    Grades: PreK-1

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