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"Spacetrekkers" DVD makes learning about the solar system fun!

The intricate wonders of the Milky Way and its components are brought down to earth and made simple for elementary school-aged children thanks to the new DVD, “Spacetrekkers.”

“Spacetrekkers,” the newest release in the “Way Cool Science for Curious Kids!” series from the award-winning Thinkeroo, is the entertaining new video and DVD that teaches children about the planets, moons and other cosmic bodies that exists within our solar system.

Energetic host Max Orbit transports young viewers from the Sun to Pluto by engaging them with facts and data combined with satellite and recorded footage, photos, digital and computer graphics and interactive games that both amuse and educate.

As each planet is profiled, specific characteristics are given: origins of the planet’s name, surface qualities, atmospheric content, length of planetary rotation and orbit, information about the neighboring moons, theories astronomers have about unproven data and distinct features unique to each. The information is presented by Orbit in a way that talks to kids, not at them or down to them.

The games “Know Your Planet” and “Name That Planet” reviews what has been learned in a friendly, multiple-choice quiz format. Terminology is defined with easy-to-understand language and comparisons (like the size of the Earth compared to that of the Sun) are shown using simple visuals (a tiny pebble next to a large ball).

The 30-minute program will be available nationwide August 17, 2004 for a suggested retail price of $14.95 for either the VHS or the DVD. It is recommended for ages 6-10.

Other titles in the “Way Cool Science for Curious Kids!” library include “Rockfinders: Learn About Rocks and Minerals;” “Stormchasers: Learn About Weather and Climate;” and “Biotrackers: Learn All About Habitats.”

Thinkeroo, a division of Emmy® award-winning Mazzarella Bros. Productions, develops products to foster the fun and excitement of learning. Their products are designed to get kids thinking about themselves and the world around them and to enhance intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth by stimulating the imagination, nurturing creativity and developing a love for learning.

To order any of the titles in the Way Cool Science for Kids series of videos and DVDs please call toll free 1-800-477-7811 or visit

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