Living and Working in Space

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Living and Working in Space (grades 8-12)
This special features dozens of space professionals, from designers of space suits and life systems engineers to interior decorators and the “Lunar Lettuce Man.” A touching story concerning famed teacher Jaime Escalante and one of his students is interwoven with imaginative vignettes that explore the humor and drama of day-to-day life away from Earth.

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This special features dozens of space professionals, from designers of space suits and life systems engineers to interior decorators and the “Lunar Lettuce Man.” A touching story concerning famed teacher Jaime Escalante and one of his students is interwoven with imaginative vignettes that explore the humor and drama of day-to-day life away from Earth.Guest stars include Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Jeffery Tambor, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Raymond Cruz, Weird Al Yankovic, Vincent Schiavelli and Pat Morita.

Life in space: Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. But what about getting a driver’s license or doing the laundry? Some scientists believe we have the technology to be living in space within the next 10 years. Lunar bases, Martian rover vehicles and a zero gravity exercise room are just a few of the projects in the works right now.

To inform students (and their parents) about extraterrestrial opportunities in the coming decades, FASE created the television special Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun.

Watch a clip of Living and Working in Space:

Space: The Countdown Has Begun has received 10 major awards, including a Gold Apple from the National Educational Film and Video Festival.

Features

  • Closed Caption
  • Audio Description
  • Teacher Guide

Testimonials

HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

This stuff makes lessons exciting so they are not just about numbers or just about manipulation, they’re in context. And it doesn’t take a lot of context to get kids excited about doing the other stuff. This makes them want to do it! HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

A. H. Math Resource Teacher

The response to Teacher Talk was very enthusiastic. Our teachers checked out all of the copies within twenty-four hours after the viewing!

The Teacher Talk materials also gave us some great ideas for teaching in teams of four: language arts, social studies, science and math teachers. After seeing the lesson our science teachers said, that’s the way to pull the language arts into our study plans.

A. H., Math Resource Teacher, N. Hollywood, CA

DEAN OF MATHMATICS

You have done a grand job in making the vital connections between school and work, of exploration of real-world uses of math and science, of illustrating relationships between math and daily life, and of making the future real!
DEAN AND PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK

We found lots of ideas in the tapes that we use in our classrooms. Every lesson is like an adventure! And cost-wise, these exercises were extremely effective and fit very well into our district standards. The teachers thought that anybody could do these exercises. This is very important.
In Teacher Talk, there are perfect examples of activities that are both fun and relevant. These activities lend themselves to interdisciplinary use, merging literature, science and mathematics.

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