|Title:||Transmedia: Augmented Reality Game For Essential Transfer Of Science|
|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.