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What is Twig Science Reporter?

Twig Science Reporter is a free science news service that brings the latest STEM news, exciting discoveries, and breathtaking inventions to your students every week.

We want every student to have access to the information and tools they need to become engaged and productive citizens. In the 21st century, that requires continually developing STEM skills and science literacy.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
87%
improve teacher knowledge
82%
improve attainment
73%
reduce teacher workload
52%
save school money
46%

Case Studies

Mar 2019

St. Michael's V.A. Junior School, Norwich, UK

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Mar 2019

Ysgol Deiniol County Primary School, Wrexham, UK

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Mar 2019

Norfolk House School, London, UK

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Mar 2019

Rosemead Preparatory, Dulwich, UK

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Mar 2019

Front Lawn Academy, Havant, UK

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Mar 2019

Hindsford CofE, Manchester, UK

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Dec 2018

The Brent Primary School, Dartford, UK

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CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13
FeaturesActivity Suggestions
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityFew to no features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - Chromebook

A modern web browser is all that is required.

Set Up

Once we receive data from you or your IT Manager, we can have you up and running within 2 working days. Your choice between flat file data integration or data integration via your school or college's MIS will have an impact on the onboarding schedule. Everything will be explained in your first kick-off meeting in which we advise you to include all key stakeholders, including your IT Manager, for maximum success.

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No training is required to use Twig Science Reporter.

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Twig Science Reporter Reviews

4.8 out of 5

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Twig Science Reporter has collected 1 review in the past 6 months

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Sherry Mata

Classroom Teacher

Jurupa Unified School District, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter weekly for 4-6 months

Dec 2021

The twig science reporter addresses standards in just about every content area. The only barrier for more students experiencing it is the cost.

Sherry Mata found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Unknown
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Twig Science Reporter brings issues that are current and environmentally impactful to me rather than me taking my planning time to search for the information. It is a great resource.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Several recent issues such as the toll of oil spills on ecosystems and the vast negative impact of plastic.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    The students who have an interest in the topic look for other resources to either validate or refute the claims made by twig science reporter.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    The students who have an interest in the topic look for other resources to either validate or refute the claims made by twig science reporter.
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Kendra

Elementary Science Content Specialist

Franklin Elementary, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 1-2 years

Apr 2021

Great content and information, very appropriate for all elementary students. My kindergarteners love it as much as my 5th and 6th graders do. Thank you for this wonderful resource, and for making it free!!

Kendra found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I teach K-6th grade students at my school. I start every class with the current Twig Science Reporter of the week. They are always so excited to see it. It is one of their favorite parts of science. It helps support engagement, real world connections, career connections, and more.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Often we spend a few minutes after the reporter talking about the topics just discussed. In just a few short minutes, students are able to learn more about multiple topics every week. For example, my 5th graders are talking about ecosystems in their current unit, and the segment on the Florida everglades was a perfect segway into discussing how when an ecosystem is impacted, it effects the entire system.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It gives me a few minutes at the beginning of every class to get organized, hand out materials, etc.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The topics are current and informative, and not necessarily things I hear in the normal news. For example, I had not heard that they discovered a new archaeological site in Egypt!
  • Slightly saves school money
    Nope.
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Carrie Attell

3rd grade teacher

San Mateo Foster City School District, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 7–12 months

Apr 2021

I would give it a ten if it was as easy to access as last year. Last year I was able to post the link directly into Google Classroom, now kids have to sign up for it and many of them do not understand how to do this. Also, I am not sure they have easy access to it through their Twig accounts as I only see the teacher version.

Carrie Attell found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    The students really enjoy watching the current events from around the world and having discussion about the topics presented.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    For some, the topics are totally new to them and for others it might enhance their understanding of topics.
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    It has not impacted my workload at all
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Some of the topics are new to me as well
  • Not saves school money
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Laura Solis

Teacher

Cesar Chavez Elementary School, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 3-4 years

Apr 2021

I love it! My students love it! It makes our day feel like we acomplished something. It helps us think about certain topics and gets the conversation started.

Laura Solis found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Makes my student want to learn more about Science.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    It makes my students want to write their papers on certain Twig topics.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It gives me ideas of what would be something to teach.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    It helps me learn things I did not know before.
  • Slightly saves school money
    I am not sure.
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Karen Marks

Teacher

Used Twig Science Reporter for 1-2 years

Apr 2021

I have regularly recommended Twig when delivering cpd to other schools as it provides excellent up to date science education for children in ks2 particularly. A fantastic resource.

Karen Marks found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Improved engagement of children in understanding the world around them and the impact of science on every day life.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    For the year 3 children I work with it helps embed knowledge particularly of animals and plants
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It is a good regular tool for encouraging questioning amongst children
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    New developments in science are always good for deepening teacher knowledge
  • Not significantly saves school money
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Penny Crawford

Class Teacher

Isla Primary School, Scotland

Used Twig Science Reporter for 0–3 months

Apr 2021

It is easy to use, has great content and is free. We also use Tig Tag which we have to purchase but it is worth it. It's great to be using science-reporter too now but without a cost.

Penny Crawford found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It provides relevant up to date scientific information presented in an exciting way and in a useful format. Saves teachers looking for this info.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Significantly saves school money
    We don't have to buy it which is a significant saving especially for small rural schools with pupil numbers less than 50.
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Nikki Derry

Class teacher / Science lead

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

I have already recommended this to both colleagues (EYFS / KS1 and KS2) in both my school and others. It is a wonderful resource for school and home and stretches across age ranges as well as ability. Thanks!

Nikki Derry found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Some children have used examples from the videos to make connections with learning in lessons
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Children are finding out about life / inventions outside their immediate life, eg the seahorse hotels in Australia, the GPS medicine drops in Africa and the spider robot in space.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I use the video as a weekly science assembly and oracy session so it doesn't reduce my science planning time, but allows for a wider and more accessible coverage and links to the wider world as well.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I learn some of these new facts and discoveries while watching the videos and can then make connections for the children (and my own children at home)
  • Slightly saves school money
    N/A - we don't have a budget for the peripheral science exposure that this allows
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daniel

Parent

England

Used Twig Science Reporter for 7–12 months

Apr 2021

I choose 10 because Twig Science Reporter Each week uploads really interesting videos !

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Daniel Swaile

Year 6 Teacher/Maths Coordinator

Used Twig Science Reporter for 5 years+

Apr 2021

Excellent videos which are informative and the children love.

Daniel Swaile found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Vocabulary used in science reporter used in science write ups and investigations.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Student recall features shown when a new unit is presented
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It is a helpful (and popular) filler but does not replace planning.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Awareness of technological developments (robotics/tech developments)
  • Slightly saves school money
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Karen

Physics Teacher

Pittsburg Unified School District, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

It can help to apply concepts to issues of interest to students.

Karen found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Not significantly improves attainment
    No sure what you mean by attainment. Is that comprehension of concepts? Students understand a concept better when it is related to something in their real lives. I've used the one City on Mars to relate energy choices to a possible future.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Just relating the concepts we're covering to the videos in Twig Science.
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    It gives me an extra assignment to develop and format.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Not really. I do my best to keep up with new developments in physics with the organizations I belong to and magazines that I read.
  • Not saves school money
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Marcia Dorfman

Para Educator

Meadow Heights Elementary School, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

videos are very engaging, like the suggested questions, very informative, overall provides a lot of good science information in a way for my special needs students to understand and appreciate

Marcia Dorfman found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    More interest from students in science
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    My students are asking more questions and they are more engaged
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    I have more because I make up slides for Twig Reporter, but works well with my students
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Learned so much about nature and space exploration
  • Slightly saves school money
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Donna

Teacher

West Wind, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 0–3 months

Apr 2021

It has been very helpful teaching remotely.

Donna found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    They are engaged.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They enjoy the video.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is easy to show a video than find a page in one of four books.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    It has updated information.
  • Slightly saves school money
    It gives the teacher extra without being told NO.
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yu

Parent

England

Used Twig Science Reporter for 5 years+

Apr 2021

because it has a lot of good information

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Bree

Science Specialist

University Park Elementary, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 7–12 months

Apr 2021

Bree found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students are able to connect what we are learning about in class with the stories each week and see how the concepts are being applied in the world right now.
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Not saves school money
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Louise Beacock

Science Teacher

Used Twig Science Reporter for 3-4 years

Apr 2021

Superb free, high quality resource

Louise Beacock found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The children are engaged and want to find out extra information about news stories
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Able to add to planning, knowing that the content is superb
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Keeps me up to date
  • Slightly saves school money
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Nikki

Teacher on Special Assignment - Literacy/STEAM

Santa Maria Bonita School District, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 7–12 months

Apr 2021

The topics are very engaging, but time is always the issue. First and foremost, I want my students to have the time needed to be successful in the full Twig program. If there is time for Twig Reporter, it is worth spending the time. However, teachers are often spread so thin that these are the types of resources that do not get as much time devoted to them as they should.

Nikki found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Not significantly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    They are able to have a better understanding and speak to current scientific events.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Teachers may not have the time to dive deeper into some of the topics put forward by Twig Reporter. This is a wonderful and engaging way to do so.
  • Slightly saves school money
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Gemma Mowat

Primary Teacher

Cornhill Primary School, Scotland

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

I have already shared to colleagues, as I feel it is a really worthwhile resource for all ages.

Gemma Mowat found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    can build on previous learning or allows discussions about new intiatives etc
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Slightly saves school money
    It is a valuable current affairs resource, so that frees up budget for other areas
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Carli Diodati

Teacher

Vineyard Elementary, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

I love the video, audio and information

Carli Diodati found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Student interest in science
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Show students that science is every where
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Helps with sparking interest and transition into science
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I learn something new each week
  • Significantly saves school money
    We do not have to search out science videos
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Corrie Gillespie

Science coordinator

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

Really good science facts, like Newsround, but science based

Corrie Gillespie found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Enjoy watching and learn in snippets
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Learning more varied
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Planning short lessons
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    find out new facts
  • Slightly saves school money
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Manjit Perkins

Head of Year 6

Used Twig Science Reporter for 0–3 months

Apr 2021

I have just started using it and it is great, I would need to use it more to be able to give it a 10, which I am sure I would if I was doing the survey next week or the week after.

Manjit Perkins found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    The information we use, including short video clips, keep students engaged and talking afterwards. The more they talk, the more they remember.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They talk a lot about what they have read or watched and this helps them retain information which in turn helps them remember more when in tests.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I can find what I need through the search and it is of a high standard, I do not need to search for appropriate video clips, for example, and this is a huge time saver.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    It gives a extra fun facts for those who have a good degree of knowledge already and would be a significant help to those who do not have science as their first subject specialism.
  • Not significantly saves school money
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Ann

Science Specialists

Randolph Heights, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

Great Videos

Ann found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Moderately saves school money
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Mary Lynagh

Second Grade Teacher

Audubon Elementary School, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 1-2 years

Apr 2021

It is current, interesting, global and has superior video images and recording.

Mary Lynagh found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    My students love the current science news.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    We discuss what the reporter reports in detail and refer to the global impact of what is reported.
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    Maybe, it is offering information prepared and I don't have to go looking for it or prepare it.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I learn every something every time I listen to the reporter.
  • Slightly saves school money
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Jenn

teacher

Maple Lake ELementary, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

The students and I love the vast array of topics

Jenn found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    We look forward to this every week
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Elephants was awesome
  • Not reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I learn something every week along with the kids
  • Not saves school money
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Martha Mayorga

Teacher

Jeromus Remsen PS144Q, United States

Used Twig Science Reporter for 1-2 years

Apr 2021

There’s always room for improvement

Martha Mayorga found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Science oriented
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Vocabulary
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Vocabulary.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Strategies are made easier for teachers use
  • Slightly saves school money
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Annabel Butler

Teacher

Culter School, Scotland

Used Twig Science Reporter for 0–3 months

Apr 2021

Annabel Butler found Twig Science Reporter:
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Slightly saves school money
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