Innovation Workshop Series

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Partnership: Innovation Workshop Series

The Fairfax Network and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum bring Smithsonian resources and expertise to students in grades 5-8. The goals of this partnership are to enhance the learning experience of students by using distance learning technology to help bring science to life; to provide effective complex content for meaningful, memorable, and inspiring lessons; and encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The following programs are available on DVD—free of charge—to educational institutions. You may request any two (2) free DVDs by sending your request on school, agency, or organization letterhead. Send your request to:

Faithe Smith
Fairfax Network
Fairfax County Public Schools 
Sprague Technology Center 
4414 Holborn Avenue
Annandale, VA 22003

Innovation Workshop: Building DiscoveryAvailable on YouTube • Video (MP4) Download Request
Students explore the engineering, science, and design process that led to the innovation of the space shuttle.

Innovation Workshop: Harnessing the SunAvailable on YouTube • Video (MP4) Download Request
This program highlights the science and engineering of how radiant energy is transformed into other useful forms of energy.

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