Our projects address the full spectrum of topics and issues associated with STEM education, and they often result in insightful and inspiring publications.

From books to peer-reviewed journals, op-ed pieces, and conference presentations, our publications allow you to explore the wide range of research TERC staff have undertaken for more than 50 years. These materials answer challenging questions, uncover important findings, and delve deeper into creating a level playing field for life-long learners. Every day we strive to inform and engage our audience with the best practices in education for all learners, as well as professional development, and evaluation. We’re moving the world forward with STEM education, and our publications can help you join the movement.

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The development of students’ computational thinking practices in elementary- and middle-school classes using the learning game, Zoombinis
The development of students’ computational thinking practices in elementary- and middle-school classes using the learning game, Zoombinis

J. Asbell-Clarke, E. Rowe, V. Almeda, T. Edwards, E. Bardar, S. Gasca, R.S. Baker, R. Scruggs
October 10, 2020

Research Briefs through Interpreters’ Eyes: Recommendations for Scientists Sharing Park‐Based Research
Research Briefs through Interpreters’ Eyes: Recommendations for Scientists Sharing Park‐Based Research

Martha Merson, Alyssa Parker‐Geisman, Louise C. Allen, Nickolay I. Hristov
September 24, 2020

Professional science education videos improve student performance in nonmajor and intermediate biology laboratory courses
Professional science education videos improve student performance in nonmajor and intermediate biology laboratory courses

Karen Mutch-Jones, Namrata Sengupta, V. Christine Minor & Lara K. Goudsouzian
August 12, 2020

The identity-frame model: A framework to describe situated identity negotiation for adolescent youth participating in an informal engineering education program
The identity-frame model: A framework to describe situated identity negotiation for adolescent youth participating in an informal engineering education program

Scott Pattison, Ivel Gontan, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Todd Shagott, Melanie Francisco, & Lynn Dierking
June 16, 2020

Understanding Early Childhood Engineering Interest Development as a Family-Level Systems Phenomenon: Findings from the Head Start on Engineering Project
Understanding Early Childhood Engineering Interest Development as a Family-Level Systems Phenomenon: Findings from the Head Start on Engineering Project

Scott Pattison, Gina Svarovsky, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Ivel Gontan, Shannon Weiss, Verónika Núñez, Pam Corrie, Cynthia Smith, Marcie Benne
May 1, 2020

Distributing Expertise to Integrate Computational Thinking Practices
Distributing Expertise to Integrate Computational Thinking Practices

Michael Cassidy, Eli Tucker-Raymond, Gillian Puttick
March 1, 2020