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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Identity Negotiation within Peer Groups during an Informal Engineering Education Program: The Central Role of Leadership-Oriented Youth
Identity Negotiation within Peer Groups during an Informal Engineering Education Program: The Central Role of Leadership-Oriented Youth

Pattison, Scott A., Ivel Gontan, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, and Lauren Moreno
September 8, 2018

Head Start on Engineering: 2017–18 Program Year Evaluation Report
Head Start on Engineering: 2017–18 Program Year Evaluation Report

Scott A. Pattison, Gina N. Svarovsky, Marcie Benne, Pam Corrie, Verónika Núñez, and Cynthia Smith
September 8, 2018

Introduction to the Head Start on Engineering pilot program: Engaging families with preschool children in the engineering design process
Introduction to the Head Start on Engineering pilot program: Engaging families with preschool children in the engineering design process

Scott Pattison, Verónika Núñez, Cynthia Smith, Gina N. Svarovsky, Marcie Benne, Pam Corrie, and Raquel Stewart
November 1, 2018

Model-Based Reasoning About Energy: A Fourth-Grade Case Study
Model-Based Reasoning About Energy: A Fourth-Grade Case Study

Tobin, R., Lacy, S., Crissman, S., and Haddad, N.
February 22, 2018

Seeking Park-based Science Information: Interpreters At the Gate
Seeking Park-based Science Information: Interpreters At the Gate

Martha Merson, Cynthia Char, Nickolay Hristov, and Louise Allen
January 1, 2017

Beyond the Brown Bag: Designing Effective Professional Development for Informal Educators
Beyond the Brown Bag: Designing Effective Professional Development for Informal Educators

Martha Merson, Tracey Wright, Louise Allen, Cynthia Char, Nickolay Hristov
July 8, 2018

Designing for Broad Understanding of Science Insights from Practice
Designing for Broad Understanding of Science Insights from Practice

Nickolay Hristov, Carol Strohecker, Louise Allen, Martha Merson
July 1, 2018

Empowering children to think algebraically
Empowering children to think algebraically

Maria Blanton
September 25, 2018

Considerations for STEM Education from PreK Through Grade 3
Considerations for STEM Education from PreK Through Grade 3

Sarama, J., Clements, D., Nielsen, N., Blanton, M., Romance, N., Hoover, M., Staudt, C., Baroody, A., McWayne, C., and McCulloch, C.,
September 6, 2018