Would your kids watch youtube and tv all day if they had the choice? You are not alone, but I have found the answer! Let them! Generation Genius has the most engaging science and math videos for grades K-8.
We have been using Generation Genius for a couple of years now for science, and more recently we have been supplementing our math curriculum too. I can honestly say that Freddie looks forward to watching the videos (so much so that he has watched ALL of the science videos!)
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Generation Genius really is so much more than videos. Please keep reading for our review of both their science and math lessons. If you are short on time just check them out for yourself and get 5 FREE classes (no credit card required!)
Does Generation Genius Align with Core Standards?
They absolutely do, in fact, you can check for both math and science the standards in each state. This didn’t matter to us as we homeschool, but if this is important to you go and have a look. For our home state of Florida they aligned 92% in the science lessons, and 96% in math. Looking at a few other states they seem to be closer aligned than Florida.
Is Generation Genius a Full Curriculum?
No, I don’t think it is, and certainly not for math. However, it is an absolutely amazing supplemental resource, even though it does cover over 90% of the common core standards!
For science, however, we did only do Generation Genius lessons for about 8 months, and nothing more. We decided to do a homeschool mapping test at the beginning of January and for science, he is at the average level for a grade 11 student (he is only mid 6th grade.) So although now we only use it as a supplemental resource, it certainly didn’t do him any harm for those 8 months!!!
Generation Genius Science
I can say with absolute certainty if you have a child in elementary school they will LOVE Generation Genius. We were introduced to it by one of Freddie’s public school friends who came home from school one day talking about this cool science video they had watched.
After looking into it we decided we would try it too! Wow, we both honestly loved it. The only downside for us is that we only found out about it in 5th grade, so we had missed out on all of the K-5 content! (We did watch a bit actually, but more so for fun than educational!)
There are about 50 videos in each group K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.
Before I go on any further I just want you to know that you can try this for absolutely free!! You can pick 5 free videos with no account needed!
Generation Genius is not just videos, they have also created lesson materials for you to use for EVERY video.
We would go through the video first and then go through the lesson plans. For the vocabulary words, Freddie would write them out into his science workbook. This wasn’t necessary, however, as this was for middle school grades it was something that we choose to do.
There were optional experiments included in the lesson plans with lists of materials needed.
When the lesson/video is completed there is an online quiz for the kids to do before moving on to the next unit.
Generation Genius Math
The Generation Genius math lessons are their newest project. There are over 125 videos for grades K-8. They are just as engaging as the science lessons (which is not easy for math!)
I love the fact that they have kids of the same age in each of the videos, and they make them completely relatable. This is a screenshot from a video on units for grades 6-8.
In each video (and for science) there is a boy and a girl along with a tutor going through the subjects with you. I was super impressed with the math videos. I had seen great science videos before, but NEVER good, funny, and engaging math videos.
Again we would always watch the video first and then move on to the lesson plans. This is what they look like for math (fairly similar to the science lesson plans,)
The practice word and number problems are for extended practice and I do recommend doing them. It is important that they have fully understood the class.
Remember to go back and watch the video if there are areas they are struggling with.
Generation Genius Review
If it is not already clear, we absolutely LOVE Generation Genius.
We have completed every single science video and have just started with the math lessons.
The videos (even for math!) are super fun, really engaging, relatable and so much more. I often find Freddie watching the science videos just for fun!
Generation Genius is a secular curriculum, so absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. If you want to check out more secular homeschool curriculum resources check out our blog post.
Generation Genius Price
What I love about Generation Genius is you get to have 5 completely free lessons of your choosing with no commitment.
If I have managed to convince you to just jump straight into it though, subscribe to Generation Genius here.
- Science & Math lessons are $145/yr
- Science Only lessons are $95/yr
- Math only lessons are $95/yr
With each subscription you get all of this:
- K-8 Standards Based Videos
- 5E Lesson Plans
- Reading Materials
- DIY Activities
- Paper Quizzes
- Discussion Questions
- Teacher Guides
- Online Quiz Games
- Answer Keys
Last Updated on 13 April 2022 by homeschoolof1