Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 5 of 26

Animation 1: Ace Space Reporter - Story: The Space Racers watch archival TV footage about the legendary Swift Starlight's last race, just before he inexplicably vanished and was never heard from again. Intrigued, Robyn decides to pursue the cold trail of his mysterious disappearance by interviewing several teachers and writing a story for the school blog. Robyn, Eagle and Hawk track Swift's disappearance to a site on the far side of the Moon, where they find some leftover paint and a few other clues. After gathering more information back at campus, Robyn finally unravels the mystery of Swift Starlight - but will she be able to write her story and tell the world about it? Curriculum Focus: Ongoing learning - developing hypotheses, model flexible thinking and being open to new information and unexpected discoveries. Interstitial 1: "Space News 2: The Moon". Animation 2: Above and Beyond - Story: After a spirited Orb-O game in which Eagle displays his usual athleticism (as well as a bit of showboating), Robyn does a scientific analysis of his "patented spin-fling-and-score move," and suggests improvements. Eagle, however, is all about instinct - and wants no part of Robyn's ideas. But when the team is sent to correct the course of an errant deep space probe that is unexpectedly heading towards certain destruction in Saturn's rings, Eagle is faced with a choice of much greater consequence than in any Orb-O game. Will he embrace Robyn's analysis, which just might save the day... or will the probe, and maybe the team, become lost forever in Saturn's rings? Curriculum Focus: Learning to be more effective through observation and experimentation. Interstitial 2: "Music Video 2: Planets". Character Bio: Headmaster Crane.

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