Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Collection from TERC
For more than fifty years, TERC has been introducing millions of students throughout the United States to the exciting and rewarding worlds of math and science learning. Led by a group of experienced, forward-thinking math and science professionals, TERC is an independent, research-based organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring all students through stimulating curricula and programs designed to develop the knowledge and skills they need to ask questions, solve problems, and expand their opportunities. Explore these free teaching resources from TERC.
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Investigating Earth Materials from the Inquiry ProjectScience curricula and professional development aligned with the National Research Council Framework for K-12 Science Education. The grade four curriculum focuses on Earth materials.
What's the Weather? eBookA Teacher's Guide and packet of activity sheets and readings to supplement topics included in the grade 3-5 weather curriculum.
Middle and High School Resources
Study of Place eBookTwo approximately two-week-long environmental science modules for middle-school students that focus on Antarctic and Ocean Currents Exploration.
CLEANA collection of over 700 free and ready-to-use climate and energy educational resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists.
EarthLabsA set of high school Earth science modules that incorporate hands-on activities, data collection and analysis, and interactive visualizations to engage students in an exploration of the Earth system.
Investigating Science Outdoors eBookA supplementary science curriculum, targeted for grades 7-9, that engages students in authentic explorations of a study site—a small piece of land near their school.
Signing Earth Science DictionaryAn interactive dictionary of Earth science terms for grades 9-12 (funded in part by a grant from NSF, GEO-0913675). Video and app versions available.
Earth Exploration ToolbookA collection of Earth system science activities that introduce one or more data sets and the tools to visualize them using compelling case studies.