Project NEO (Near Earth Object) is designed to enhance the science content knowledge of elementary school pre-service and in-service teachers and increase their confidence in teaching science. Studies show alarming deficiencies in elementary teachers’ conceptual knowledge of science topics, and this affects elementary students' science success.

The current beta Web site for Project NEO is a prototype designed as a Web-based first-person adventure game with an engaging narrative and a series of interactive science experiments. The Protototype 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. For access to an in-progress overview of our NGSS domain map, visit http://goo.gl/aXIHvK