Project Near Earth Object (NEO) is being designed to enhance the science content knowledge of elementary school pre-service and in-service teachers and increase their confidence in teaching science. This Web page was created to provide an overview of the deliverables produced as part of the NSF Phase I SBIR inivitiaive Project NEO. Here, you will find an overview video explaining the Phase I prototype deliverables as well as links to view all Phase I materials, including the Phase I Final Report. The report features details on research conducted to obtain an initial measure of NEO’s promise as a comprehensive professional development product for pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers.

To engage teachers in science and to introduce them to the benefits of educational gaming for teaching and learning science, NEO takes the form of a large-scale narrative-based adventure game with 3D art and animation and a science fiction narrative. The Prototype features just one module of challenges, but as product development continues, the product will grow to cover all of the primary concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary science.

See the ordered list on the right of this page to view and engage with the Phase I deliverables for Project NEO.