University of Mississippi

NSF NMGK-8 Resources

The North Mississippi Grades K-8 Project, funded by the National Science Foundation and under the direction of Dr. John O’Haver and management of Dr. Alice Steimle, created many resources for teachers of grades K-8. These resources were provided through the project’s website: (this site is no longer active). Unfortunately, the NSF NMGK-8 project is no longer in operation, but the resources are now available here on the CMSE website. If you have any questions, please contact us at:




1st Grade
2nd Grade
a worm with a view animal code ROY G BIV before and after the chicken and the egg choose your marbles coin combinations endangered species food chain gang forces in motion geologist presentation great seed discovery how to host a compost jumping genes just a phase learning multiplication magnets pickup math centers ocean commotion organization perfect pressure plan a plant party planets around the sun prehistoric discovery recycling and measurementv rounding numbers science fair shape shifting simply snakes skip counting solids liquids gases 2 spider shapes the water cycle treemendous two for the show underground animals

3rd Grade
constellations build your wagon endangered environment evaluating earthquakes estimation station exploring earths ecosystems fossils investigating minerals it might be a planet if johnny appleseed layering it on thick matter changes mississippi spiders mississippi wetlands ms powerpoint mummy math number factory plant power probability introduction rain forest rain rock and mineral collection roman numerals sensational seeds sorting soils the rock cycle volcanic vistas whats in the river whats the combination whether the weather be wiggly worms

4th Grade
an introduction to cells and the microscope area perimeter volume bats cash register everybodys antibodies food chain food chain and food web fractions kinetic and potential energy konnecting your education with knex learning labels place value planets in a row puling pentominoes robots solar system unit systems of the human body tantaliing tangrams the earths changing surface whats in your quadrat

Middle School

5th Grade
6th Grade
atom of my eye earth from space first bank holy html measure to treasure metamorphic rock activity reduce your trash refraction action rock lab seeds the bug files the original g gravity trophic transfers volcanoes water quality whats in a name wonderful wall street

7th Grade
2 systems of measurement a crusty situation a look into america weather balancing equations budgeting down the mississippi river constructing 3-d figures creating a webpage earthquake easy as 123 electro magnificent magnetism endangered species erosion and weathering activities exploring efficiency fragmentation figuring geometer sketchpad grain size analysis its a string thing its all in the genes lab safety learning html middle school science fair mineral identification lab mississippi river presentation percentages and probability physics of a half pipe raving about reactions river boat science rock and mineral powerpoint presentation with notes roller coaster physics superhero probability taking stock of the market the solar system

8th Grade
a lesson on supply and demand angled adventure catapults discovering newtons laws dynamics of disease forensics and dna analysis fractals geology of mississippi goldberg gridiron statistics-removed history of mathematics how much is a penny worth light years and the great debate math and astronomy measuring ph middle school science fair oxtopia phytoplankter program til you drop roller coaster physics rube goldberg shapes and fractions the fall of the ussr weather worksheet weatherama