Topical Science—January 2021


Happy New Year! We are excited to start a new year and we look forward to all that is to come. As always, our goal is to share quality science education with as many students from around the world as possible. As part of this, we will continue to share current scientific content each month. Let’s take a look at what’s coming in January!

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Friday, January 1

National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated since the 1970s, with the aim to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation. Blood transfusion can save lives, but during the Vietnam War, doctors learned that sometimes, the body needs time to heal itself first…

Monday, January 4

World Braille Day

This day celebrates braille—a writing system that allows visually impaired people to read by touching a series of raised dots. At Twig, we believe in making science accessible, so we have created 145 sets of NIMAS files, enabling braille and large print versions of our K-6 Twig Books and Readers to be made. Find out more.

Tuesday, January 5

National Bird Day

This annual event celebrates birdwatching and the study of birds—while also supporting wild bird habitat conservation programs and bird rescue organizations. On this day, why not find out more about the nutcracker and the important role it has in maintaining the biodiversity of Yellowstone National Park? Learn more.

Thursday, January 7

Old Rock Day

On this day, geologists and rock enthusiasts celebrate the study of fossils, minerals, and rocks. Why not join their celebration and learn more about different types of rocks? Learn more.

Saturday, January 9

Static Electricity Day

Static Electricity Day encourages us to learn more about this strange type of electricity. We’ve probably all experienced it, but what exactly is it? Let’s find out:

Tuesday, January 19

National Popcorn Day

This day celebrates one of the world’s most popular snacks. But why does popcorn pop? Find out more.

Wednesday, January 20

Penguin Awareness Day

Did you know that there are as many as 20 species of penguin? They don’t all live in the cold places like Antarctica—in fact, they can be found on many of the world’s continents! On this day, why not learn more about the Fiordland crested penguin? Learn more.

Sunday, January 24

International Day of Education

This UN Observance Day celebrates the importance of education for peace and development, and recognizes education as a human right. This is a sentiment we share at Twig Education, which is why our goal is to provide quality science education to students across the globe. Learn more about our products.

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Discover the Magic of Twig Science Nevada

At Twig we are committed to the NVACSS vision of “All students, all standards.” Through our programs, we provide experiences and opportunities to inspire each and every student. 

Elementary School

Twig Science Nevada is a complete Pre-K–8 program built for the NVACSS, in which students investigate, design, build, and understand phenomena using a blend of hands-on, digital, video, and print resources. 

Find out more about how Twig Science Nevada can inspire your students in this video…

Pre-Kindergarten

Research shows students decide how they feel about science at an early age, so Twig Science Nevada makes sure to get them excited from the very start. Through story-led modules, Pre-K students explore phenomena with hands-on investigations, captivating videos, fun interactives, and songs. 

Find out more!

Middle School

Are you teaching Middle School students? We’ve got your back. In Twig Science Next Gen, students become immersed in multimedia storylines, embark on virtual field trips, and experience how people from all backgrounds achieve success in STEAM careers. They collaborate with scientists, make sense of phenomena, and solve problems using cutting-edge technology. Get a taste:

If you’d like to find out more about what we can do for you, feel free to get in touch at tssales@twigeducation.com

Discover the Magic of Twig Science Oklahoma

At Twig we are committed to the OASS vision of “All students, all standards.” Through our programs, we provide experiences and opportunities to inspire each and every student. 

Elementary School

Twig Science Oklahoma is a complete Pre-K–8 program built for the OASS, in which students investigate, design, build, and understand phenomena using a blend of hands-on, digital, video, and print resources. 

Find out more about how Twig Science Oklahoma can inspire your students in this video…

Pre-Kindergarten

Research shows students decide how they feel about science at an early age, so Twig Science Oklahoma makes sure to get them excited from the very start. Through story-led modules, Pre-K students explore phenomena with hands-on investigations, captivating videos, fun interactives, and songs. 

Find out more!

Middle School

Are you teaching Middle School students? We’ve got your back. In Twig Science Next Gen, students become immersed in multimedia storylines, embark on virtual field trips, and experience how people from all backgrounds achieve success in STEAM careers. They collaborate with scientists, make sense of phenomena, and solve problems using cutting-edge technology. Get a taste:

If you’d like to find out more about what we can do for you, feel free to get in touch at tssales@twigeducation.com

Discover the Magic of Twig Science Next Gen

At Twig we are committed to the 3-D science standards vision of “All students, all standards.” Through our programs, we provide experiences and opportunities to inspire each and every student. 

Elementary School

Twig Science Next Gen is a complete Pre-K–8 program built for the 3-D science standards, in which students investigate, design, build, and understand phenomena using a blend of hands-on, digital, video, and print resources. 

Find out more about how Twig Science Next Gen can inspire your students in this video…

Pre-Kindergarten

Research shows students decide how they feel about science at an early age, so Twig Science Next Gen makes sure to get them excited from the very start. Through story-led modules, Pre-K students explore phenomena with hands-on investigations, captivating videos, fun interactives, and songs. 

Find out more!

Middle School

Are you teaching Middle School students? We’ve got your back. In Twig Science Next Gen, students become immersed in multimedia storylines, embark on virtual field trips, and experience how people from all backgrounds achieve success in STEAM careers. They collaborate with scientists, make sense of phenomena, and solve problems using cutting-edge technology. Get a taste:

If you’d like to find out more about what we can do for you, feel free to get in touch at tssales@twigeducation.com

Discover the Magic of Twig Science

At Twig we are committed to the NGSS vision of “All students, all standards.” Through our programs, we provide experiences and opportunities to inspire each and every student. 

Elementary School

Twig Science is a complete TK–8 program built for the NGSS, in which students investigate, design, build, and understand phenomena using a blend of hands-on, digital, video, and print resources. 

Find out more about how Twig Science Next Gen can inspire your students in this video…

Transitional Kindergarten

Research shows students decide how they feel about science at an early age, so Twig Science makes sure to get them excited from the very start. Through story-led modules, TK students explore phenomena with hands-on investigations, captivating videos, fun interactives, and songs. 

Find out more!

Middle School

Are you teaching Middle School students? We’ve got your back. In Twig Science, students become immersed in multimedia storylines, embark on virtual field trips, and experience how people from all backgrounds achieve success in STEAM careers. They collaborate with scientists, make sense of phenomena, and solve problems using cutting-edge technology. Get a taste:

If you’d like to find out more about what we can do for you, feel free to get in touch at tssales@twigeducation.com