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Title: Fablab Construction Station: Engaging Teacher and Students in Technology, Engineering, and Math
Center: NCER Year: 2010
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.