am a veteran teacher of 24 years who teaches in a dual language
program. This is my 2nd year teaching Science and I'm not
satisfied with the way it has been going. Thank goodness I found
your site! I have always been a hands-on interactive teacher, but
because of my added responsibilities at school, I absolutely have no
time to hunt anything down! Again, thank goodness I found your
site. Just having a compilation of the different topics will make
everything so much easier.
Want to use an Interactive Science Notebookthis year or next?
Check out Marcia's Teaching Weather Packet. The entire Packet can be
taught using the ISN model. Each activity includes the traditional
activity PLUS an Interactive Version! Includes both the input and the
reflection for each objective/activity.
Ideas accepts School
Purchase Orders! You can
materials from STI for your classroom using a School Purchase Order!
the Complete Program or order what you need to complete your set.
Marcia will bill your district upon delivery of your order (either by email download or Priority Mail) I am a
Vendor for many school districts. Ask your office if I'm already a
vendor for your district! Download my
contact me for a W-9 and/or to start the Vendor Registration Process. I
am registered with the Office of the Secretary of State of
available for delivery either by Email
Delivery (usually the same day) or by Priority
Mail Delivery (2-3 day delivery from time of order on CD). Email and
versions are EXACTLY the same!
All my Packets are geared for the middle school student. However, they
been successfully adapted from the 4th through 10th grade by teachers
I love your
units and the students really enjoy the
active learning style...They are really enjoying science and learning
at the same time...Numerous students have told me how easy it is to
recall the info because of the activities we have done throughout the
unit, and even my special ed. students are excelling...You're
awesome, when I think of the creativity involved and the time you save
your customers in having to come up with these great units...All I
can say is thank you so much...
THE COMPLETE PROGRAM by Marcia
J. Krech: Contains EVERYTHING
you see on this page!Includes
all Packets plus your State Minerals PPT Materials. Click each Table of
Contents to see the details for each Packet.This is a substantial
savings over what it would cost to purchase each Packet separately. You
may order CD Delivery by Priority Mail or Email Download. NOTE: I accept School Purchase Orders!
2000E : $400.00 (Email Delivery) NOTE:
This will involve LOTS of
downloading! Be sure you can
commit to this!
2000P : $450.00
just received your CD (Teaching the Metric System) and it is
amazing. I'm excited to get to work early to print out
materials to use next week. Thank you very much!
wanted to send a quick note
to let you know that I
received the kit. I have it all assembled in my 3" binder and am very
excited to start implementing these ideas into my curriculum next week
when we begin Minerals. You have some very clever and creative ideas.
Thanks so much and you will probably be hearing from me again as I plan
to order some of your other kits.
Teaching Science Lab Safety by Marcia J. Krech: Over 70 PDF pages of ready-to-run materials covering: Safety in the Science Lab. Click here to see the Table of Contents.
The Packet contains: objectives
and strategies, detailed lesson plans & ideas, bellwork and journal
suggestions, labs and worksheets with answers, tests & quizzes with
answers, active learning suggestins including the Lab Safety Foldable,
and Team Game suggestions you can run off on colored paper. Can be
delivered via online download (Email) or CD delivery by Priority Mail.
my third student teacher and I make sure they see and use the materials
I purchased from you a few years ago - they in turn go back to their
professors and show the product.... In the summers, I teach a 6 week
Earth Science course for the students who failed the year, or failed
the state exam, and I use your work exclusively prior to the intensive
review. It is just the right level for them, and I have kept the 80%
passing rate on the state exam over and over!
Your State's Minerals PowerPoint and Materials by Marcia J. Krech: I have completed PowerPoints for the following states: Arizona,
California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and
Washington. The Packet contains: The
Powerpoint featuring at least 10 minerals common in your state, a
FollowSheet, a Mineral Map for your state with suggestions on how to
make a master for your students to follow, plus more goodies depending
on the state. NOTE: If you are purchasing the Minerals Packet, your state's Minerals PPT materials are provided ATNO EXTRA CHARGE
if I have already made one for your state, only if I haven't made one
yet. I can make one specifically for your state on request FOR A NOMINAL CHARGE. Please email me the name of your state and a list of up to ten minerals you would like included. Can be delivered via online download (Email) or CD delivery by Priority Mail.
: $20.00 (Email
1006P : $25.00 (Priority Mail Delivery)
just wanted to let you know I love your website it has many great ideas
and labs for my students. Thank you so much for sharing.
of all let me just say how much I love your lessons. I just finished
Rocks and your rock cycle simulation with crayons was the best way I
have ever found to teach the Rock Cycle. My kids actually get it, even
my special ed students. --From an Indiana Teacher
just discovered and love your website. I’ve been doing something like
the “Weathering Walk” for years but it just hasn’t been as productive
as I would like and this sounds like a much better way. I’m looking
forward to trying it out this week.
from my nephew, Christian, who
Unit in the fall of 2007.
wanted to drop another THANK YOU, Aunt Marcia. I have most enjoyed the
Points. I made minor adjustments to the PPT so that students get a
guess what's coming next. [Great Idea!] They are
such a big help! I'm not sure how else to get the kids into some of
these ideas without these wonderful visual examples. The cutting and
pasting is going well also. At first a couple kids would mumble, "Not
cutting again!" But now I limit the time they have to use their
scissors (5 min) and then I take the scissors back and launch into the
lesson. [Another great idea!] Your observation about the cut and paste
worksheets being so
much better than their own notes is 150% correct! Now when I get to
review and additional sheets I just tell them to find the worksheet and
away they go (at least, the ones who haven't lost it). Anyway, we're
hopefully going on the weathering walk tomorrow (weather permitting)."
Update from Christian: September, 2012:
Aunt Marcia, Just wanted you to know that I used the cut and paste
today with 2 classes of seniors in high school (!) and not only did I
NOT get any grumbling, they were completely dialed in! So, excited to
use more active learning now that I'm back in the classroom! Thanks
again for sharing! --Christian My Response:
LOVE this! Smart to put definitions down and PASTE the words! Also like
the idea of circling one and adding a one sentence response! I never
thought of that! Could bedone with any set of words! With any type of
question! Way to go!
teaches at the HOPE Christian Schools Senior High School in Milwaukee,
WI. He is a remarkable teacher! I'm very impressed with this
organization! They send almost all their inner-city seniors to college
you for sharing your
lessons. You have some phenomenal ideas! I
am a big fan of all your active learning ideas, and I have all of your
packets organized in folders. I have been using them in my Earth
Science classes the last five years, and have seen an improvement in
state testing scores. Thank you for your great ideas! --Email from a
[the Plate Tectonics Packet] is wonderful...perfect...great! Everything
I expected it to be, thank you for your hard work. Just in time too, we
did the layers foldable today!! --from a South Dakota teacher
have just started my unit on Plate Tectonics, and I tried out your
Earth's layers foldable with my students this week. I have to
tell you how wonderful an idea these foldables are! Every single
one of my 100 students was engaged in this activity - and that has
NEVER happened in my 8 years of teaching. It was
incredible!...So, thank you for that awesome resource...that one
activity has convinced me that a completely active classroom is the way
YOU for your website. Although I have been teaching for years, this is
my first year teaching Earth Science. I have found your resources to be
Teaching the Branches of Earth Science-An Introductory Mini-Course by Marcia J. Krech:
Over 50 PDF pages of ready-to-run materials covering: The Branches of Earth Science. Click here to see the Table of Contents. The Packet contains:
lesson plans, bellwork, active learning activities and worksheets, a
fun quiz, and some Team Game suggestions you can run off on colored
paper. Also includes an Earth-shaped Foldable illustrating the Branches
of Earth Science and a PowerPoint.
Can be delivered via online download (Email) or CD delivery by Priority Mail.
- I'm on day 6 of teaching Weather. It's been such a fun
ride. I'm a 22-year teaching veteran… Using your unit has
new dimension to my lessons and I'm packing in tons of activity and
content into each 45-minute lesson. I'm so excited to teach
lessons each day as they bring fun and freshness to my day...
Thanks...for helping this "old dog" learn a few new tricks! --Email from a
Thank you so much for
your invaluable teaching packets, for they are priceless. Sharing your
astonishing experience has helped others in the field. We are blessed
to implement your lessons that are jam-packed with inquiry-based and
critical thinking activities that make learning FUN!! Keeping our students engaged in active learning is what it's all about! Thank you for all you do! :)
being a blessing to all of us Science teachers!!
The Science Project by Marcia J. Krech: This Packet contains:Everything you need to help guide students through a Science Project based on Julia Cothron's book Science and Research, including scans of the actual project of one of my students. Click here to see the Table of Contents. Can be delivered via online download (Email) or CD delivery by Priority Mail. NOTE:
I recommend you purchase the Cothron book as a reference!
the book image for further information:
1015E : $20.00 (Email Delivery)
1015P : $25.00
(Priority Mail Delivery)
Thank you for your
website. I found your website this year and it is changing
the way I teach. --from a Virginia teacher