As many studies have pointed out, middle schoolers fell behind academic expectations more than any other group during the pandemic. To help them catch up, Twig Education has released Twig Middle School Science Next Gen for grades 6-8.
In this 3D STEM program, scientists from around the world are filmed on location as they demonstrate their areas of expertise such as mechanical engineering, food sustainability, volcano eruptions, and space exploration, to name a few.
“We’re so excited to bring this innovative, modern curriculum to middle school students across the country,” says Twig CEO Catherine Cahn. “Twig Science Next Gen gives them a chance to use up-to-date science knowledge, practices, and cognitive tools to make sense of the incredible world around them. I know that many, many students who learn through Twig Science Next Gen will use the opportunity to put STEAM subjects at the center of their lives and go on to do great things that make our lives better. We’ll be seeing the fruits of that engagement for the next 50 years or longer,” she says.
All the new modules are full of interactive activities that spark collaboration in small groups and are aligned with NGSS. Interesting stories and videos engage students, help them learn more about potential STEM careers, and stimulate their creativity. Learn more.