|Title:||Fablab Construction Station: Engaging Teacher and Students in Technology, Engineering, and Math|
|Principal Investigator:||Goldberger, Gary||Awardee:||Fablevision, Inc.|
|Program:||Small Business Innovation Research [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||6 months||Award Amount:||$100,000|
|Type:||Phase I Development||Award Number:||EDIES10P0102|
This project team developed a prototype of the FabLab Construction Station, designed to support 2nd grade teachers and students in designing and fabricating 2D and 3D geometric shapes, bulletin boards, paper airplanes, pop-ups, and other materials. The final product will be aligned to outcomes in math and engineering, and is intended to support the acquisition of knowledge in topics including shapes, geometry, pre-algebra, and measurement. Curricular materials for teachers will be designed to integrate the product within existing practice. Phase I research demonstrated that the prototype tutor functioned as planned, and that teachers and students were highly engaged by the prototype.