Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 3 of 26

Animation 1: Star Signs - Story: While everyone in school learns about our Solar System's many constellations, and how to identify them by their unique shapes, Eagle is resistant. Studying is tedious; he's got "a need for speed!" As always, Eagle would much rather be out soaring through space, exploring, seeing new things and going new places! But when a fellow cadet named Crow is missing, Eagle, Robyn and Hawk are tasked with trying to find him. Their main clue: a cryptic radio message from Crow in which he talked about "following Swan." Who is this mysterious Swan, and where was he leading the missing Space Racer to? Our three sleuths must learn to ask the right questions if they ever hope to find him. Curriculum Focus: Observation - Looking and listening to gather information and form hypotheses. Interstitial 1: "MD Science Center 2 - Create a Constellation". Animation 2: Vulture's Volcano - Story: Eagle, Robyn, Hawk and Raven are tasked by Headmaster Crane to learn more about planet Earth by studying an extinct volcano. The cadets are split into two teams: Hawk and Raven are the recon team assigned to a flyover and observation of a dormant volcano island, while Robyn and Eagle will man the mission center and analyze the observations and data transmitted. During their inspection, Hawk and Raven discover a secret operation run by Vulture and Dodo inside the volcano - to mine rocket fuel! The data coming in, however, shows that the volcano is no longer dormant... and it begins to erupt, trapping Vulture and Dodo. Will Robyn and Eagle be able to guide Crane and the Racers to the rescue of the greedy fuel makers? Curriculum Focus: Collecting data and drawing conclusions through Observation. Interstitial 2: "Space Art 8: Make Your Own Volcano". Character Bio: Hawk.

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