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iSWOOP Part of National Parks documentary

The Smithsonian Channel’s documentary explores how National Park scientists are actively deepening the knowledge of America’s historical, cultural and natural heritage through various national parks today. TERC's iSWOOP project is presented as an example of modern-day uses for recreation and science education.

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Featured Project

Inclusive Exploring Computer Science and the Disabled

This project  supports middle and high school students with visual impairments.  More »

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Zoombinis Available Now for iOS and Android Tablets

Zoombinis, the small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home – and they need your help to reach the safety of Zoombiniville. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults will face a series of increasingly difficult challenges set within entertaining environments such as Pizza Pass, Titanic Tattooed Toads and Mudball Wall.  Learn More »

Featured Research


Environmental Attitudes in Youth-created Computer Games about Climate Change

Authors: Gillian Puttick, Eli Tucker-Raymond, & Jackie Barnes

—Proceedings of the Games + Learning + Society Conference. (2016).

This paper presents findings from case studies of two girls who designed games to teach other youth about climate change. Analysis of how their environmental attitudes shaped their design decisions … Read More »

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Investigations PD Online Courses

Online courses' interactive sessions include readings, doing math, watching classroom video clips, and looking at and sorting student work. Participants share, collaborate, and reflect on the key learnings of each session with other educators in the Discussion Forum.  Learn More »



September 13, 2016—Announcement
TERC receives one of first NSF INCLUDES awards
— NSF Program aims to broaden participation in STEM at national scale, with 37 awards totaling nearly $14 million.

August 15, 2016—Announcement
The Education Research Collaborative (ERC) at TERC invites applications for a two-year residential research fellowship.

June 1, 2016—Announcement
Marlene Kliman gives "Three Tips for Teachers" in the Harvard Family Research Project's FINE Newsletter. 

May 16, 2016—Announcement
TERC’s iSWOOP2.0 Launches National Science Communications Program in Acadia

May 10, 2016—Press Release 
TERC Hosts NSF 2016 STEM for All Video Showcase

April 28, 2016—Announcement
TERC takes part in the 10th Annual Cambridge Science Festival

April 6, 2016—Press Release
TERC Board Names Interim Leader Laurie Brennan President