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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Please see the most common questions below. If your question is not answered, use the contact form.

How do I give my students access to lessons remotely?

Under each video, there is an orange button that says "Generate Student Link." Click it and then send the resulting link to your students. It allows them to access that lesson in 1-click from anywhere without needing to signup, create an account, etc. This option is usually only on school accounts, we opened it up temporarily to all accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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?Is Generation Genius a Canadian or American product?Is Generation Genius a British or American product?Is Generation Genius an Australian or American product?

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 Teaching Association and other organizations. NGSS and adaptations of it are used in about 40 states. You can check how our lessons align to your state standards here: www.generationgenius.com/standardsGeneration Genius is made in Hollywood, California to bring you the most engaging classroom science videos available anywhere in the world. Elementary school science standards are 90% identical between the US and Canada so we found many Canadian teachers signing up for Generation Genius before we ever advertised there. Due to this interest we have expanded to Canada. You can check how our lessons align to your science standards here: www.generationgenius.com/standardsGeneration Genius is made in Hollywood, California to bring you the most engaging classroom science videos available anywhere in the world. Primary school science standards are 96% identical between the US and UK so we found many UK teachers signing up for Generation Genius before we ever advertised there. Due to this interest we have expanded to the UK. You can check how our lessons align to your science standards here: www.generationgenius.com/standardsGeneration Genius is made in Hollywood, California to bring you the most engaging classroom science videos available anywhere in the world. Primary school science standards are 94% identical between the US and Australia so we found many Australian teachers signing up for Generation Genius before we ever advertised there. Due to this interest we have expanded to Australia. You can check how our lessons align to your science standards here: www.generationgenius.com/standards

How long is a subscription?

Annual subscriptions are 12-months from when you place your order.

How can I pay for a subscription?

We currently accept credit cards, debit cards and school purchase orders (POs).

Can I use this for homeschool?

Yes. About 10% of our subscribers are homeschool families (90% are teachers, schools and districts). Homeschoolers can purchase an individual plan to get all the same resources as teachers. When homeschool groups of 20 or more purchase together, we offer $30 off annual subscriptions. Contact us if you have a group of 20 or more.

Is this curriculum or supplemental material?

Supplemental. We cover 100% of the topics in the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades K-8, however, our goal is not to replace your textbook. We aim to increase engagement in the topics while helping students learn the core concepts from the standards.

With that being said, we do have many teachers that use Generation Genius as a curriculum when their district hasn't provided them with any resources to meet new standards or when they only have obsolete materials to work with.
Supplemental. We cover 90% of the science standards across the Canadian provincess for Grades K-8, however, our goal is not to replace your textbook. We aim to increase engagement in the topics while helping students learn core concepts from the standards.

With that being said, we do have many teachers that use Generation Genius as a curriculum when their school hasn't provided them with resources to meet their science standards or when they only have obsolete materials to work with.
Supplemental. We cover 96% of the National Curriculum of England: Science Programmes of Study for Key stages 1 and 2, however, our goal is not to replace your textbook. We aim to increase engagement in the topics while helping students learn core concepts from the standards.

With that being said, we do have many teachers that use Generation Genius as a curriculum when their school hasn't provided them with resources to meet their science standards or when they only have obsolete materials to work with.
Supplemental. We cover 94% of the Australian curriculum for Years F-6, however, our goal is not to replace your textbook. We aim to increase engagement in the topics while helping students learn core concepts from the standards.

With that being said, we do have many teachers that use Generation Genius as a curriculum when their school hasn't provided them with resources to meet their science standards or when they only have obsolete materials to work with.

How do you work with the National Science Teaching Association?

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is the world's largest organization dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching science. NSTA works with us to select topics of our videos as well as reviews scripts for accuracy, clarity, and alignment to NGSS DCIs. They also approve videos before we release them. Working with NSTA allows us to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons.

Why do I need to create a password and a PIN?

The password is used to login. The PIN you create during checkout is used to make administrative changes to the account. This prevents students from accidentally making changes like upgrading or downgrading your subscription or changing your username to something silly.

What is the difference between a classroom and a school account?

A classroom account is for access on 1 device at a time, such as a computer, tablet or phone. That is ideal for one teacher who can use it in front of the class. It also includes ability to send out student links that can be accessed by up to 35 students. Students clicking the student link do not need to login and do not need an account.

A school account gives ALL teachers and ALL students access on an unlimited number of devices.

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 most of them. Our DIY activities were designed to be done with common materials like paper, bottles, soap, baking soda, water, etc. 95% of the materials are like this. There are a few that can be found at a grocery store or online 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 high school?

Our K-8 content is made with the appropriate depth for that age group. With that being said, many high school teachers use our 6-8 content as a foundational review at the beginning of their units. For example, to learn about stoichiometry, a review on chemical reactions and the law of conversation of matter could be helpful (we cover both of those videos at a 6-8 level), or to dive deeper into evolution, a review of genes & mutation, comparative anatomy, the fossil record and natural selection can help (we cover all of those at the 6-8 level). Other foundational topics include newton's laws of motion, rock layers (geologic time), etc.

Is it available in Spanish?

100% of our videos have subtitles in Spanish. Simply click the "CC" button on the video player bar and select Spanish. Currently all written materials are in English.

Can I have your W9 Form?

Yes! Visit this link to download or print our completed W9: https://www.generationgenius.com/GG-W9.pdf

Can I get a discount if I sign up for multiple years?

Yes! Multi-year school discounts are shown during checkout. Further discounts are also available for school districts. Contact us for a custom district quote.

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