Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Space Racers Parent & Educator Toolkit

Space Racers™ is a new animated TV series giving children exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum.  Now available for families and educators, they have produced a DVD and CD ROM collection in collaboration with NASA experts.  The show presents young spaceship cadets including Eagle, Hawk, Robyn, Starling, and Raven flying through the solar system, learning about the power of scientific investigation and observation, space exploration, and teamwork.


Instructional lesson plans, family activities and kids printables were developed by WNET New York Public Media.  WNET’s educators worked with the Space Racers™ team to create fun learning experiences for children.  This toolkit is a fun and engaging way to start children discovering STEM educational learning.  Additional information can be found on the website at www.SpaceRacers.org

Based on the popular children’s television show Space Racers, this DVD includes 13 animated episodes, four live-action segments as well as a CD-ROM which is filled with corresponding STEM Lesson Plans and Family Activities.  The material is perfect for kids in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade.  Space Racers airs on public television stations across the country and is streaming on Netflix. 

DVD Episodes include:
  • A Simple Re-Quest
  • Careering Off Course
  • Cranberry Crater
  • Dodo in Distress
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Mine, Mine, Mine!
  • Sick Day
  • Star Signs
  • Starling Discovers the Moon
  • The Hawk Factor
  • Vulture's Statue
  • Vulture's Volcano
  • Where Are We?
Segments included:
  • Create a Constellation
  • How a Crater is Formed
  • How to Fly
  • Star Signs Music Video
CD-Rom Lesson Plans and Activities include:
  • Engaging lessons for educators to use with students to explore the educational themes presented in Space Racers.
  • Hands-on, fun activities designed to help children and families explore topics like constellations, phases of the moon, and planets.
  • Individual copies of activity sheets presented in the lesson plans and family activities.
Our sponsor has provided us with a copy to giveaway to one of our readers.  To enter, please leave a comment below or share on your Facebook page.  A winner will be randomly selected on October 15th.
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