ATHENS, Ga. -

University of Georgia researchers get the chance to develop new science education software for elementary school children.  They received a five year grant worth $1.3 million. 

The grant is a part of the Science Education Partnership Award, or SEPA, program.  The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs at the National Institutes of Health is funding the program. 

Assistant research scientist in the UGA College of Education, Georgia Hodges, is the grant's principal investigator.  Hodges say the children will learn how the body works.  She says six of the systems they will learn about are the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal  system.  

The University says the kids will also learn how to make good dietary and exercise choices.