Dinosaur Train
Classic in the Jurassic: Air, Water and Land/Desert Day and Night
CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC: AIR, WATER & LANDAt the 'Classic in the Jurassic,' today's "Air, Water and Land" contest is a three-part competition pitting teams consisting of a pterosaur and a crocodile from each Time Period against one another. The competition's three "legs" are flying, swimming and a lap around a track. Team Cretaceous pulls ahead until the wild card of the race is revealed: Team Triassic's croc Effie Effegia who shocks the crowd when she sprints on two legs and wins the race!Educational Objective: Effigia was a 6-foot-long close relative of modern crocodiles living in the Late Triassic. It had a beak but no teeth, thus its diet has been questioned. Unlike later crocodiles, effigia , much like ornithomimids, moved on its hind legs and was likely a fast runner. DESERT DAY & NIGHTThe Pteranodon kids think that the desert must be hot all the time, but learn from Mr. Pteranodon that there might be more variety in the desert then they imagined. Upon disembarking from the Dinosaur Train, the Pteranodon kids quickly learn that their assumption that desert life was hot all the time and relatively uninhabited was incorrect. They find the desert hopping and crawling with life, as creatures emerge all over, mostly underground, where they hide from the blazing sun. Nighttime in the desert is very cold and a different world than daytime!Educational Objective: Deserts receive low amounts of rain and tend to be home to many animals and plants with special features allowing them to thrive in such conditions. Deserts tend to be hot during the day and cold at night. Most desert animals are nocturnal, because it is easier to move around when it is not so hot.
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