We are TERC, an independent research-based non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring and supporting all learners through stimulating curricula and programs.
Our forward-thinking and groundbreaking research projects result in insightful and inspiring learning materials, many for free. Curricula, teacher resources, games, web-based tools and more, are published and distributed by a variety of publishers. Here you’ll find all the available products created or co-developed by TERC. To order or download, simply follow the links to the product pages.
Suggestions for quick explorations known as “ten-minute math” are woven throughout the units to support and balance the in-depth work of each unit.
For years, TERC has developed, researched, and produced a wide range of educational materials in a variety of formats. We are now pleased to be bringing a number of these materials to Apple’s iBooks format. Other ePublication formats are also available here!
Adventures in Ecology is about how animals need and acquire energy. Both the Teacher Guide and Student Guide are available for free and based on the TERC Ecology curriculum. » Read more
This warm, inclusive introduction to categories and sorting is part of the Storytelling Math series. Get in on the ground floor of learning with this series that combines essential math topics, diverse characters, and engaging stories!
As a supplement to the Inquiry Project, this collection begins each curriculum with two essays—the first presents the scientist’s perspective and the second presents the child’s perspective.
The Inquiry Project takes a unique approach to a study of matter for grades 3–5, bringing together core ideas, scientific practices, and crosscutting concepts.
Use video technology to see patterns in students’ learning you couldn’t see before.
What’s the Weather? encourages students to build ideas of science content and process through hands-on and online investigation of the weather in their location.
Zoombinis, an award-winning adventure game, engages players in guiding little blue Zoombinis on a “fun but perilous” journey featuring 12 logic and computational thinking puzzles, each with 4 levels of difficulty.