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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 Product

  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 »

TERC Expresses its Fullest Gratitude to Founder Arthur H. Nelson

As TERC’s celebrates more than 50 years in STEM education, we offer special gratitude to our founder, Arthur H. Nelson, who passed away on November 28, 2015 at the age of 92. 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 »

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 »



 November 19, 2015—Announcement 
TERC, Inc. is looking for students in grades 5-8 to test a prototype of a new, serious science game

November 18, 2015—Press Release
McGraw-Hill Releases TERC’s EMPower Plus to Help More Adult Learners Earn High School Equivalency Certificates

August 3, 2015—Press Release
TERC Receives NSF Research Grant to Examine the Development of Computational Thinking in Game-Based Learning 

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