Prehistoric Road Trip: Welcome to Fossil Country | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Wednesday, June 14, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of Prehistoric Road Trip. After watching, dive deeper with resources about Earth’s history and evolution on PBS LearningMedia.

In “Welcome to Fossil Country,” travel with Emily Graslie through billions of years of Earth’s history to meet some of its earliest life forms, from primitive bacteria to giant reptiles and many surprising creatures in between.

PBS LearningMedia

Prehistoric Road Trip collection

Grades 6-12
Emily Graslie, host and creator of the popular YouTube series The Brain Scoop, embarks on an epic Prehistoric Road Trip through America’s fossil country, where she encounters mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have shaped Earth as we know it. This collection of educational guides is intended to activate students’ thinking while watching Prehistoric Road Trip and deepen their understanding about Earth’s history and evolution by making connections to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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