Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 18 of 26

Animation 1: Dome Grown - Story: To surprise Headmaster Crane when he arrives the next day, Eagle and friends are creating a garden under a glass dome on the Mars campus. But thanks to an accident while they're playing near Coot's workshop yard during their break, our heroes are relegated to clean-up duty and must collect mounds of junk from upended trash bins. When they finally get back to the garden, they're shocked to discover the vegetation drooping and wilting miserably. What went wrong?? The cadets launch an urgent investigation to figure out why the plants are failing, and to try to rescue them before Crane can see. Starting from the premise that these same plants would have thrived on Earth, they set about comparing the differences between Mars and Earth, hoping that will lead them to the answer. Curriculum Focus: Collecting data and drawing conclusions through observation. Interstitial 1: "Space News 4: Could We Live on Other Planets?". Animation 2: Dance Lessons - Story: It's time for the annual Space Dancing Show! Robyn is preparing for her dance routine when Starling stumbles in and wants to be part of the show. But her dancing skills are not quite there yet, so Eagle suggests she join Coot's Safety Team instead. In order to join the team, cadet Starling needs to learn rescue techniques and safety procedures, which she practices diligently. The day of the big Space Dancing Show, the cadets encounter danger from an incoming asteroid field. Will Starling be able to utilize her newly learned skills to lead the space dancers out of harm's way? Curriculum Focus: Exploration and Investigation - Using prior knowledge and experience to develop specific questions that will lead to information, solutions and answers. Interstitial 2: "Space Art 6- 3D Robots". Character Bio: Coot.

Previously Aired

9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
AZPM is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona