Please read this FAQ page carefully before contacting the Co-op.

For what grades is this program suitable?

The chemistry program assumes no knowledge of chemistry whatsoever, and can be understood by 6 and 7th graders. Later in the chemistry curriculum, the math does become a little more involved and might be too advanced for a 6th or 7th grader. However, the principles underlying the mathematics of chemistry are more important than the mathematics, and the principles are readily understandable by 6th and 7th graders.

Note: It is recommended that chemistry be taken first and then biology because the reason things works in biology is based on the chemical properties of the components of the cells.

Does Fascinating Biology teach Evolution?

We put that question to the authors and received this answer: 

"Fascinating Education does have an evolutionary perspective. That said, we are sensitive to individual beliefs and presents theories regarding the development of plants and animals in an unbiased fashion without using the term 'evolution.' Fascinating Education's emphasis is on the molecular mechanisms by which change occurs. Fascinating Education acknowledges that change occurs in response to changes in the environment."

You can find more information in the Biology Scope & Sequence.

Are there any quizzes?

Each curriculum has on-line quizzes that cover all slide presentations. Some of the quizzes are given after two or three lessons. Each quiz can be printed out. Correct answers are given with the quizzes. Please see the tutorial video for more information.

Does Fascinating Curriculum align with National Science Standards?

The Fascinating Education curricula cover the same topics as outlined by the National Science Education Standards, the American Chemical Society, and has been implemented by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research information.

Is Fascinating Chemistry rigorous enough to be considered as high school credit?

Fascinating Chemistry is rigorous enough to be given high school credit.

Does Fascinating Education include labs?

Not at the present time, but the creators are working on developing labs to accompany the chemistry and biology lessons.

When I click on the "Test" button my browser navigates to a website called "ClassMarker". Is that supposed to happen?

No. ClassMarker provides the test software that Fascinating Education uses. If you see the ClassMarker home page, that's because you do NOT have cookies enabled on your computer and the test feature is not behaving properly. The solution is to enable cookies for the Fascinating Education website. The following links give you instructions for enabling cookies.

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Are there any record keeping or reports incorporated with this program?

Currently Fascinating Education does not offer record keeping. However, students and parents may print the test results for their own personal record keeping.

How long are the Fascinating Education slide shows?

On average, each presentation is about 45 minutes.

When will Fascinating Physics and Fascinating Anatomy & Physiology be ready?

We anticipate Fascinating Physics completed by March 2012, and Fascinating Anatomy and Physiology by December 2012.

What do I do if I don't find the answer to my question here?

You can submit your question at the Contact Us page. We will answer your question individually and update this page as well.