Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 9 of 26

Animation 1: Sick Day - Story: Aaaah-choo! Eagle comes down with a cold, and has to stay back in Stardust Bay while the other cadets get to test a new, highly advanced solar engine system on an obstacle course close to the Sun. Quickly growing bored with his rock collection and other mindless distractions, Eagle decides to do some research about the solar engines and the test mission. He finds out that Mercury's orbit could block the sunlight and render the solar engines useless -- putting the cadets and teachers in danger! Will Eagle's frantic warning reach the test pilots before Mercury casts its shadow on the obstacle course? Curriculum Focus: Observation - scan/analyze an object or event from multiple positions in order to capture different perspectives. Interstitial 1: "Goddard 2- Magnificent Sun". Animation 2: Good Old Coot - Story: When Starling's beloved doll Mr. Rocket Baby goes missing, she learns that sometimes when things are hard to find, they're often right in front of you. A typical day in the life of Coot finds him constantly kept busy helping teachers and cadets with their respective projects.... explaining to Robyn how planets are discovered... installing a reflective mirror on the Moon so Pigeon and the cadets have enough light to hunt through a dark cave in search of polar ice... even helping Eagle and Hawk track down Raven in a game of tag. Even as Coot tries to help Starling find her missing doll, he has his own riddle to solve: finding new exo-planets. Is the clue to his major discovery hidden in some of the problems he solved earlier? Curriculum Focus: Observation - scan/analyze an object or event from multiple positions in order to capture different perspectives. Interstitial 2: "Space Art 3: Make Your Own Planets". Character Bio: AVA.

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6/28/2014
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12/27/2014
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12/28/2014
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