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Adaptation of Inquiry-Based Learning Modules For Health Science Literacy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94239
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DP000622
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOUTH DAKOTA HLTH TECH INNOVATIONS, INC.
SOUTH DAKOTA HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC. SIOUX FALLS, SD 57103
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Adaptation of Inquiry-Based Learning Modules For Health Science Literacy
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DP000622-01A1
Award Amount: $99,427.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A science and health curriculum using a video game as a centerpiece of instruction? Is it a risk? Or is it an effective way to reach and teach youth at risk for obesity? This proposal is to design, develop, and test a w eb-based discovery-oriented middle school science module, Creature Control: Food for Thought, that seamlessly integrates science and health content into a video game modality. The goal is to research the effectiveness of an inquiry-based curriculum using a culturally congruent, Internet based video game. This curriculum will address nutritional content related to how eating habits and other relevant behaviors affect obesity in adolescents. Concepts surrounding digestive system structure and function as well as the role of metabolism will frame the curriculum. Playing the video game will deliver inquiry-based learning experiences using content that aligns with National Science Education Standards (National Academy of Sciences, 1996) and the National Health Ed ucation Standards (American Association for Health Education, 1995). The curriculum will include teacher support materials consisting of a manual complete with research-based lesson plans, assessments, and supplemental materials to equip the teacher with t he pedagogical knowledge and resources needed to implement the module into their existing plan of study.

Principal Investigator:

Mary Derby
6056249792
MDERBY@PULLUIN.COM

Business Contact:

Mary Derby
mderby@pulluin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOUTH DAKOTA HLTH TECH INNOVATIONS, INC.
SOUTH DAKOTA HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC. SIOUX FALLS, SD 57103

EIN/Tax ID: 146045492
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No