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Get a first look at newly-funded innovative research projects. Dive deep into STEM education topics. Read interviews of past and present staff members from the TERC history project. You can do all this and more by reading TERC’s NEW monthly blog!

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Embodied Learning through Dance and Physics

Embodied Learning through Dance and Physics

Scholars across disciplines recognize the power of bodily experiences in shaping cognition. While a number of scholars suggest that dance represents an important type of embodied cognition, the notion of dance as a site for learning is

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Debunking Math Myths Regarding Learning Differences, Difficulties, Disabilities

Debunking Math Myths Regarding Learning Differences, Difficulties, Disabilities

The "D" in LD (learning disabilities) does not stand for deficit. Therefore, we should not think of students who learn differently as being deficient in some way, although that is often how they have been treated. The word "disability" suggests

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Facebook or Instagram? Teens Explore Data About Technology Use

Facebook or Instagram? Teens Explore Data About Technology Use

Data science has caused a major shift in how scientists from all disciplines approach their research. Data analysis tools are as central to modern science as a lab bench and Bunsen burner. As schools prepare the next generations of scientists,

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Glossary Apps for Signing Science Exhibits

Glossary Apps for Signing Science Exhibits
The glossary apps are six venue-specific signing glossaries that were researched and developed for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, age 5 and above, who visit informal learning venues. The glossaries enhance access to aquariums, botanical
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Online or In-Person: The Power of Collaborative Conversations

Online or In-Person: The Power of Collaborative Conversations

Twenty-first century professional development means choices, flexibility, and judicious use of technology. The Investigations Center for Curriculum and Professional Development at TERC, home to the Investigations curriculum, provides a variety of

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The Power of STEM Education

The Power of STEM Education

Can you remember the moment that sparked your interest in math or science?

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A Durable Feast: Notes from the TERC John Dewey Group After 15 Years

A Durable Feast: Notes from the TERC John Dewey Group After 15 Years

To celebrate its 40th year, TERC hosted a symposium entitled “Science Education for a Thriving Democracy.” Our work includes more than science education, of course, but TERC researchers all share a commitment to educational work that supports and

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SportsLab

SportsLab

Opening the Door to 21st Century Careers through a Sports Research and Shoe Design Challenge

We’ve all known students in class who think they are destined for a career in professional sports. Too often kids with their eyes on a pro career have

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Sue Doubler, An Inquiry-Driven Career at a Glance

Sue Doubler, An Inquiry-Driven Career at a Glance

Since joining TERC in 1990, Sue Doubler has developed a rich and diverse body of work centered primarily on elementary school science teaching and learning, and on ways that technology can support teachers and students. As her most recent

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Doing the Math with Paraeducators

Doing the Math with Paraeducators

Paraeducators (paras) are an important and underutilized resource with great potential to impact mathematics learning in elementary classrooms.

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