Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 1 of 26

Animation 1: Where are We? - Story: Eager to emulate their favorite television hero, Captain Cosmos, cadets Eagle, Robyn and Hawk zoom off into space - only to encounter powerful solar flares that hurtle them down onto the surface of an unfamiliar planet. Stranded there until space conditions clear up, they must use their keenest observational and analytic skills to try and determine the composition of the soil and rocks, weather conditions and various other factors, hoping to figure out where they are in the Solar System and how to get back home... only to discover, in the end, that they've been back on Earth the entire time. Curriculum Focus: Exploration and Observation of our surroundings, resulting in conclusions being modified as the episode progresses. Interstitial 1: "Space News 1: Tour of International Space Station". Animation 2: Starling DSV - Story: Sandpiper is returning from an outer space mission when her rockets fail upon re-entry, and she splashes into the ocean and sinks. The teachers and students try to plan a rescue mission, but all are too big for Coot's smaller scale prototype of a new deep space rescue sub - all except for Starling! The brave junior cadet submerges into the deep sea to trace Sandpiper's path way down to the ocean floor. But with Sandpiper's rockets disabled, Starling must somehow find a way to rescue her. Will she be able to use her observational skills - and maybe some discarded rocket boosters - to build an evacuation sled to bring Sandpiper to safety? Curriculum Focus: Collecting data and drawing conclusions through observation. Interstitial 2: "Space Quiz 1: Space vs. Oceans". Character Bio: Eagle

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