Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 12 of 26

Animation 1: Careering Off Course - Story: It's Career Day at the Academy, when the Racers are evaluated for their most suitable future job and given a chance to try it out. To their surprise, Robyn and Eagle find their roles reversed: Eagle is pegged with a "boring" post as a Scientist, and Robyn the "pointless" post of Test Pilot. The only one who's thrilled is Hawk, tabbed as a Fuel Taste-tester. Initially resenting their reversed assignments, Robyn and Eagle find they must team up in their new roles to rescue Starling when she and Coot's weather balloon are swept away by a weather phenomenon called "Cloud Suck." The Racers learn to appreciate each other's talents, seeing that their chosen pursuits are equally worthwhile. Hawk, meanwhile, learns that too much of a good thing can sometimes be not so good. Curriculum Focus: Trying things through experimentation and taking note of/learning from what happened. Interstitial 1: Space Kids @NASM - How to Fly. Animation 2: Drifting - Story: While returning from an intergalactic school conference, Headmaster Crane and Vulture get caught in a powerful geomagnetic storm. With their propulsion and communications systems now rendered useless, they're left drifting aimlessly in space somewhere between the Moon and Earth. As the unlikely pair attempts to work together to solve their own dilemma, the worried Space Racers launch rescue teams to try and find them. The cadets search high and low, flying through Crane and Vulture's last known location in space, while Starling is assigned the important job of using the telescope to scan the stars for the lost rockets. Will they be able to collaborate and find them before they disappear in the vastness of space? And will Crane and Vulture get past their clashing personalities to assist in their own rescue? Curriculum Focus: Exploration and Investigation - use prior knowledge and experiences to develop specific questions that will lead to information, solutions and answers. Interstitial 2: Music Video 6: "The Sun". Character Bio: Robyn.

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