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Title: Transmedia: Augmented Reality Game For Essential Transfer Of Science
Center: NCER Year: 2013
Principal Investigator: Van Voorhis, Victoria Awardee: Second Avenue Software
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 Months Award Amount: $150,000
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES13C0037

The project team is developing a prototype of a web-based game utilizing the illustrations of chemical elements and science terms created by Simon Basher in his three books, The Periodic Table: Elements with Style!, Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction!, and Physics: Why Matter Matters! The game will incorporate augmented reality (person-to-person gameplay with the support of the software) to teach grade 4 to 6 students science concepts, including an introduction to chemistry. The game will include curriculum support materials. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to integrate it within the classroom environment, and students are engaged with the prototype.