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 55 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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Diverse STEM Interest Development Pathways in Early Childhood
Diverse STEM Interest Development Pathways in Early Childhood

Scott Pattison and Smirla Ramos Montañez
June 17, 2022

Elementary science professional development to impact learning across the curriculum
Elementary science professional development to impact learning across the curriculum

Karen Mutch-Jones, Jennifer Hicks, and Brandon Sorge
January 25, 2022

Some Lessons From Elementary School Teachers’ Experiences of 3-D Science in the Time of COVID
Some Lessons From Elementary School Teachers’ Experiences of 3-D Science in the Time of COVID

Roger G. Tobin, Sara J. Lacy, Sally Crissman
December 31, 2021

Designing biomimetic robots: iterative development of an integrated technology design curriculum
Designing biomimetic robots: iterative development of an integrated technology design curriculum

Debra Bernstein, Gillian Puttick, Kristen Wendell, Fayette Shaw, Ethan Danahy & Michael Cassidy
November 24, 2021

Telling the Energy Story: Design and Results of a New Curriculum for Energy in Upper Elementary School
Telling the Energy Story: Design and Results of a New Curriculum for Energy in Upper Elementary School

Sara J. Lacy, Roger G. Tobin, Sally Crissman, Lezlie DeWater, Kara E. Gray, Nick Haddad, James K. L. Hammerman, Lane Seeley
September 21, 2021

A Moving Dune, a Stunning View: Visitors’ Recollections of a Ranger-Led Hike at Indiana Dunes National Park
A Moving Dune, a Stunning View: Visitors’ Recollections of a Ranger-Led Hike at Indiana Dunes National Park

Brian E. Forist, Martha Merson, Louise C. Allen, Nickolay I. Hristov
July 5, 2021

Inclusive VR through Inclusive Co-Design with Neurodiverse Learners
Inclusive VR through Inclusive Co-Design with Neurodiverse Learners

Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Teon Edwards, Jamie Larsen, Zachary Alstad, Gerald Belton, Daniel Lougen, & Daniel Santana
June 28, 2021