March 2024
TERC Talks
STEM education insights and resources for educators
Programs & Materials Highlights
Our forward-thinking and groundbreaking research projects often result in insightful and inspiring learning materials, many for free.
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Head Start on Engineering

What it is: Head Start on Engineering is a family-centered program designed to engage preschool children and their parents/caregivers in the engineering process.

The program focuses on the engineering design process (rather than the field of engineering) as a topic and skill that is highly relevant to the everyday lives of families. This helps make engineering feel approachable, and easily connects to early childhood play and learning practices.

Explore and download these free, bilingual (Spanish/English) activity ideas and resources!

Article of Interest
What we've been reading about in STEM education trends, innovations, new studies, and much more.
Why taking an inquiry-based approach to lessons can improve learning
K-12 Dive

Takeaway: Bringing inquiry-based learning into the classroom can deepen the educational process for students, helping them more easily remember the work they’ve done and what they’ve learned.

How TERC can help: The Inquiry Curriculum provides sustained inquiry about the nature of matter for grades 3-5. It brings together core ideas, scientific practices, and crosscutting concepts. The curriculum for each grade is built around a network of science concepts. These concepts are relevant to understanding matter and include ideas about material, weight, and volume.

Fun STEM Fact!
Civil engineers are the ones who design bridges, like the Danyang-Kashang Grand Bridge in China, the longest bridge in the world. It’s over 100 miles long!
Help shape the field of STEM education!
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Remember Zoombinis?!

Interested in Shaping a Zoombinis tabletop game?
Take this 5 minute survey to give us your opinions and you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a plush Zoombini and receive exclusive updates on the game's design. Surveys submitted by noon EST on 3/15 qualify.

Take Survey here

TERC Booth NCTM 2023 (1)
NSTA in Denver - TERC Booth 949

Drop by our NSTA booth on March 20-23 and share your thoughts on what makes TERC special. As a token of our appreciation, we're offering free travel mugs! You'll also be able to learn about the latest projects from our researchers and access downloadable STEM education materials at no cost. Follow along with us here.

We love nothing more than seeing how TERC content positively impacts your learning. Share your #TERCTaughtMe moments for the chance to be featured in our next newsletter and receive some TERC swag!
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