Topical Science—October 2020

Happy October! We’re well and truly into fall now, and Halloween is just around the corner. Below, we’ve collated some notable days of this month, along with related topical science videos and articles. These are perfect for helping you bring real-world phenomena into the classroom. Let’s have a look.

Monday, October 5

World Teachers’ Day

On this day, dedicated to all the fantastic teachers around the world, let’s find out how Twig Science supports teachers to deliver the Next Generation Science Standards: Watch now.

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day raises awareness of the importance of protecting the world’s different habitats. Find out more about habitats:

Thursday, October 8

World Octopus Day

Celebrate one of the world’s coolest animals by learning more about invertebrates:

Saturday, October 10

World Migratory Bird Day

This day brings attention to the importance of protecting migratory birds. Learn more about these fascinating birds:

Thursday, October 15

Global Handwashing Day

Now more than ever, it’s important to remember to thoroughly wash our hands. Want to know the best technique for washing your hands? Our Handwashing Song will help you out! Watch now. 

Friday, October 16

World Food Day

World Food Day brings attention to the importance of having reliable access to food. Food gives us the energy we need to live and be healthy—but how do we know how much energy is in different foods? This experiment shows one technique:

Tuesday, October 20

International Sloth Day

Did you know that there are two types and six species of sloths? Let’s find out more about one of the smallest species, the pygmy three-toed sloth: Watch now.

World Statistics Day

Statistics can help us find out a lot about the world around us. Did you know that there’s actually a type of robot that uses statistics? Learn more:

Saturday, October 31

World Cities Day

This UN Observance Day encourages the sustainable development of cities. Cities are a type of settlement, just like villages and towns. Find out more about settlements:


Happy Halloween! Here are five facts you might not know about this spooky holiday: Find out more.

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