Frequently Asked Questions
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- Do I need to install any software to use Generation Genius?
Nope! Our videos are streamed over the internet. It works on any modern internet browser and you can stream our videos from your desktop, tablet or phone.
- What are the Next Generation Science Standards?
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 academic standards that set the expectations for what students should be able to do by certain grade levels. It was developed by 26 U.S. states, the National Science Teachers Association and other organizations. NGSS is already implemented in 19 states and another 19 states have adopted very similar standards. You can check how our lessons align to your state standards here: www.generationgenius.com/standards
- Will you make videos for other grades?
Yes! We currently offer 72 topics covering grades K-5 science. Our next series will cover science for grades 6-8 coming in Fall 2020. After that, we will cover math!
- Can Dr. Jeff perform at my school?
Yes! If a school district of 10 or more schools subscribes to Generation Genius, Dr. Jeff will perform at a school in your district for free. It's complimentary to help kick it off and makes for an unforgettable experience for students.
- Does the teacher trial give me access to everything?
Yes. Teachers get full access to all lessons for 14 days, no credit card required.
- How long is a subscription?
12 months from when you place your order. You will get instant access to Generation Genius after creating your account.
- Do students and teachers use the same account?
Yes. Teachers and students share the same account, however, only teachers can make administrative changes using the 4-digit PIN chosen when signing up.
- How can I pay for a subscription?
We currently accept credit cards, debit cards and purchase orders (POs).
- Is this curriculum or supplemental material?
Supplemental. We cover 100% of the Next Generation Science Standards for grades K-5, however, our goal is not to replace your textbook. We aim to increase interest and engagement in your students while helping them learn core topics from the standards. The more engaged students are, the more motivated they are to learn.
- Why do I need a password and a PIN?
The password is used to login. The PIN created during sign up is used to make administrative changes to the account. This prevents students from making changes accidentally.
- What is the difference between an individual and a school account?
An individual account is for access on 1 device such as a computer, tablet or phone. A school account gives ALL teachers and ALL students access on an unlimited number of devices.
- Do I need a credit card to get a free trial?
Nope! Just click the "Start My Free Trial" button on the homepage. It asks only for your email and to set a password. If you want to continue after the trial, just visit the pricing page and pay by credit card, debit card or purchase order.
- Can I download all the teaching materials at once?
Yes. We make this available to subscribers on the manage account page (click on the gear icon, top right corner). You can access this page after subscribing.
- Do you send us supplies?
We do not because you already have the supplies. Our activities were designed to be done with readily available materials like paper, bottles, soap, baking soda, water, etc. 9 out of 10 materials are like this. There are a few that can be found at a grocery, hardware or pet store for a few dollars. The DIY activities are optional so it is best to see which ones your kids want to do first.
- Can I use this in middle school?
Not recommended in most cases. Our K-5 content is made with the appropriate depth for that age group. We are making separate lessons for grades 6-8. With that said, we do have middle school teachers that use Generation Genius for foundational review or for special needs.
- Is it available in Spanish?
Yes. All our videos have subtitles in Spanish. Simply click the "CC" button on the video player bar and select Spanish.
- Can I get a discount if I sign up for multiple years?
Yes! Multi-year school discounts are shown on the subscribe page. Further discounts are also available for school districts. Contact us for a custom district quote.
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