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Dinosaur Train | Change is the Only Unchanging Thing

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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.

Sana Sanajeh | Dinosaur Train

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, the kids meet a sanajeh who turns out to be just as afraid of them as they are of her. This resource teaches students that making assumptions before meeting someone can lead to misunderstandings.

Hurricane Story | Dinosaur Train

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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.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Water | Dinosaur Train

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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.

Dinosaur Train | Looking for Food

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott the paleontologist discusses how carnivorous dinosaurs caught their prey. This resource teaches students that carnivores of the past and present use similar techniques for catching food.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Hurricanes | Dinosaur Train

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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.

Dinosaur Train | Buddy and Tiny Sing Dinosaurs A to Z!

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In this video excerpt from Dinosaur Train, Buddy, and Tiny name species of dinosaurs from Apatosaurus to Zigongosaurus when they sing the "Dinosaurs A to Z" song with Mr. Conductor.

Dinosaur Train | Redwood Trees

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Dr. Scott teaches viewers about Redwood trees. He explains that they are the tallest trees in the world, that they are among the world's longest living trees, and that their thick bark helps protect them against fires, insects, and disease.

Dinosaur Train | Forest Fire

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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.

Dinosaur Train | Buddy and Tiny Meet Judy Jeholornis

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Buddy and Tiny meet Judy Jeholornis, a bird from the Early Cretaceous Period, in the aviary car.

Ready 2 Read Goes Wild!: Learn about Ungulates!

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The Montana State Library and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks team up to bring you a professional development video that demonstrates how they teach about nature using the Growing Up Wild Curriculum and traveling trunks. Suggestions are included so you can make your own trunk to use in your early childhood classroom.

Animal Shelter Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids visit an animal shelter.  They learn the rules for petting a puppy, watch the vet give the puppy a checkup, see the relationship of the puppy's body parts to their own, and exercise outside with the puppy.

Shadow Smile! - Part 5 | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid and his classmates play a game with shadows. The students get the chance to be creative and pretend to be each others shadows, following the movements of the other person! They decide that being someones' shadow is like a full time job. Miss Susie also teaches the class about a benefit of shadows - the cool shade they provide when it is hot!

Sid’s Holiday Adventure - Part 2 | Sid the Science Kid

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In Part 2 of Sid's Holiday Adventure, Sid interviews his friends and asks them about their experiences with being cold.

Sid’s Holiday Adventure - Part 3 | Sid the Science Kid

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In Part 3 of Sid's Holiday Adventure, Sid and his classmates have Rug Time with Miss Susie, where they discuss the holidays and temperature. Miss Susie explains that the scientific way to measure how cold it is outside is through measuring the temperature, and then she shows them how thermometers work.

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