FAQ's
General Information
What science programs does Scientific Minds offer?
What data supports the programs?
How does each lesson module follow the 5E instructional model?
What do Scientifc Minds' programs provide for students requiring modifications?
What is provided for ESL/ELL/Bilingual students?
Should Science Starters be used in Honors or Pre-AP classes?
How can the Science Sidekicks and Science Starters be used for RTI?
What are your product ISBN numbers?
Do you have a catalog?
The lesson modules are functioning, but I can’t play the videos in the Professional Development platform. What can I do?
Purchasing Our Programs
What funding opportunities can be used to purchase Science Sidekicks and Science Starters?
What are the system requirements?
What is included with a teacher subscription?
What are the terms of use?
What are the purchase options?
Using Science Sidekicks (Grades 3-5)
How do I access the student videos?
Where is the vocabulary activity located?
What is the difference between the Teacher and Student buttons in the Explain area of the Home page?
When using the teacher-guided lesson, how do I get all the text on the page to animate?
What is a remote presenter, and how can I use one with the Science Sidekicks?
How do you recommend that we, as a campus, begin using the Science Sidekicks?
Can I use the Science Sidekicks on my iPad or iPhone?
When I open a Sidekick module, the bottom of my screen is cut off, and I can't see the buttons on the lower part of the module frame. How can I resolve this?
Using Middle School Science Starters (Grades 6-8)
How does using the Recommended Sequence differ for traditional schedule and block schedule?
What is included in the guided notes, and what are the options for using them?
How are the Science Starter guided notes packets designed to be used?
How can Science Starters be used as a curriculum for a test remediation class?
How do you recommend that we, as a campus, get started with the program?
Can I use a wireless remote presenter to advance the Science Starter lessons?
Can I use the Science Starters on my iPad or iPhone?
Our campus plans to take advantage of the student accounts and benchmark testing for Science Starters. How do we set up these accounts?
Using Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters
What are Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters?
How are teachers using the Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters in a whole-class setting?
How can the Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters be used for independent study?
I teach at a Texas high school, and we used the TAKS Science Starters in the past. How do the Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters differ from the original TAKS Science Starters?
How do the Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters support the 5E instructional model?
Where are the interactive vocabulary flashcards?
Where is the cumulative assessment located?
When a student completes a lesson module quiz, a grade is displayed. How is this grade calculated?
What is the value of purchasing student accounts?
My school purchased a package that includes teacher accounts only. How can I use the Evaluate assessments for quiz grades?
Where are the hard copy quizzes?
What is a remote presenter, and how can I use one with the Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters?
Can I use the Biology Starters and Chemistry Starters on my iPad or iPhone?
I have an Android device that doesn't play Flash. How can I view the Biology Starters on my tablet?
Online Benchmark Testing
Our campus plans to take advantage of the student accounts and benchmark testing for Science Starters. How do we set up these accounts?
Purchasing MC² in Agriculture
We plan to purchase access to MC² in Agriculture. How can we get our account activated as quickly as possible?
What are the system requirements for MC²?
What are the terms of use for MC² in Agriculture?
What is included with the MC² in Agriculture subscription?
Using MC² in Agriculture
Why does the MC² video disappear when I open it and then try to move the time slider to a specific time?
How do you recommend that our agriculture teachers get started with the MC² in Agriculture program?
When I open an MC² video, I can't see the time line.
I can't see the video when I click on it.
Which browsers will play the MC² videos?