Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 20 of 26

Animation 1: Starling: Space Racer! - Story: Eager to become a Space Racer, Starling first has to pass several tests in order to be officially certified. Usually Coach Pigeon oversees the testing, but Vulture (who greedily wants to drill for fuel under the Spacenasium building) has replaced him as Chief Training Officer. Eagle, Robyn and Hawk offer to train Starling for the test, which Vulture will then have to administer. Since the Racers cannot use the Spacenasium to practice, they find alternate methods to help train Starling to simulate take-off speeds, maneuver Mars storms, land on icy surfaces using retro-rockets, and dodge asteroids. Will they be able to prepare her for the ultimate test and allow Starling to fulfill her dream? Curriculum Focus: Exploration and Investigation - Forming theories and predictions to try to explain how and why things happen. Interstitial 1: "Goddard 4- Parachute Teamwork". Animation 2: Titanic Trip - Story: Eagle, Robyn and Hawk have a four-day weekend coming up, so they do some research to decide where to spend a camping holiday. After briefly consulting AVA, they conclude that Titan is the most Earth-like body in the Solar System... so off they head for Saturn's famous moon. Crane slyly asks them, while they're there, to please observe and note any small differences between Titan and Earth. Once they reach Titan, they realize that while there are a few similarities, the two places are vastly different! Liquid methane lakes, lava ice, a 16-Earth-day night, thicker atmosphere, freezing cold temperatures and lower gravity all make for an interesting science project... but an incredibly uncomfortable and stinky camping experience. Curriculum Focus: Collecting data and drawing conclusions through observation. Interstitial 2: "Space Art 7: Shoebox Diorama". Character Bio: AVA.

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