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Featured Project

iSWOOP: Interpreters and Scientists Working On-Site at Our Parks

PI: Martha Merson

Co-PI: Nickolay Hristov

Senior Scientist: Louise Allen

Funder: National Science Foundation

National Parks are full of interesting natural phenomena and man-made artifacts, which often intrigue visitors and form the basis of interactions with park rangers. Researchers are active in nearly every national park unit gathering data and conducting experiments. More »

Featured Service

Investigations Workshops for Transforming Mathematics

For seventeen years, those attending Investigations Workshops have experienced mathematics learning and teaching in ways that have transformed their own teaching and understanding of how children learn mathematics. Learn More »

Featured Product

Teaching Science to English Language Learners
Editors: Ann S. Rosebery and Beth Warren

Can a student’s cultural background support and extend learning in science? Can students learn science before they’re proficient in English? Or is concentrating on the specialized vocabulary of science the best way to teach science to English language learners? This book addresses these and other questions, and combines this research with classroom case studies and the perspectives of master teachers. More »

Featured Research

White Paper: Under the Microscope
Brian Drayton, Gilly Puttick, and Meaghan Donovan.

The 2013 white paper, Under the Microscope, examines research literature on biology labs (1987-2007), including papers and dissertations in English from 23 research journals, and covering work done in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The study evaluated the papers to discern trends, summarize findings, and identify gaps in the literature on biology labs from grade 5 to introductory college courses. Read More »



May 19, 2015—Announcement
Signing Science in DO-IT online journal

May 11, 2015—Press Release

NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase Opens May 11

 April 17, 2015—Announcement

March 11, 2015—Announcement

February 17, 2015—Press Release
Zoombinis Journeys to Homes and Classrooms on iPad and Android Tablets

August 19, 2014—Press Release
Frank Davis Stepping Down as TERC President, Board Appoints Laurie Brennan Interim

May 8, 2014—Press Release
TERC & The Virtual High School Partner to Advance STEM Education

March 26, 2014—Press Release
TERC Names George E. Hein Chairman of the Board, Welcomes Three New Members

November 7, 2013—Press Release
Investigating Science Outdoors, the New eBook From TERC, Encourages Teachers and Students to Open the Door, Go Outside, and Explore.

October 29, 2013—Press Release
International Innovation Features TERC’s Signing Math and Science Dictionaries

August 06, 2013—Press Release
Signing Math Pictionary (SMP) Now Available on the iTunes App Store

July 30, 2013—Press Release
TERC Senior Scientist Tamara Shapiro Ledley Selected as 2013 AGU Excellence in Geophysical Education Awardee

July 15, 2013—Press Release
TERC’s Sue Doubler Quoted in Grant Funding Article for Huffington Post

July 10, 2013—Press Release
TERC Senior Researcher Judy Storeygard Authors Article for AANE Journal Spring Issue