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Title: Planet First Energy World (PFEW)
Center: NCER Year: 2010
Principal Investigator: Newman, George Awardee: One Planet Education Network
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 months Award Amount: $100,000
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES10P0103

This project team developed a prototype of the Planet First Energy Worlds, a 3D virtual environment focused on energy-related topics that address mathematics and science standards for 6th grade. The curricula embedded within the intervention focuses on inquiry scenarios and leverages disciplinary content to address different situations using a video game format immersed in 3-D technology. The intervention will include teacher professional development and support. Phase I research demonstrated that students and teachers were engaged by the concept.