Transmedia: Augmented Reality Game For Essential Transfer Of Science

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES13C0037
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES13C0037
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Second Avenue Software
190 Office Park Way, Pittsford, NY, 14534-
DUNS: 789017394
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Victoria Vhooris
Business Contact
 Victoria Vhooris
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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.

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