If you encounter any technical difficulties, or just need assistance or have questions, the MSP team is here to help. Direct technical questions to Justin Ringsak (email: or Arlene Alvarado (email:; phone: 406.496.4862). Partnership Coordinator – Montana Tech: Rayelynn Connole (; phone: 406.496.4898) Partnership Coordinator – Montana State University: John Graves (; phone: […]

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How to Navigate MSP Modules

Navigating a new type of Internet environment can be intimidating. The good news is that once you’ve read through this short orientation, you’ll be able to move easily through any Module on the MSP site; from here on, the navigation will always be the same. You will have a choice of navigating Modules by either […]

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Montana Science Partnership (MSP) Modules help elementary educators around Montana and the nation learn core science content tied to the Montana Content Standards & Performance Descriptors and the National Science Education Standards. Each MSP Module focuses on one science topic, and includes hands-on activities, simulations, videos, animations, and embedded questions designed to facilitate understanding at […]

The Montana Science Partnership (MSP) - connecting teachers, students, and science inquiry.

What is the Montana Science Partnership?

The Montana Science Partnership (MSP) was developed to provide instruction in science and inquiry for teachers. Although the MSP was designed for K-6 teachers, teachers and students of all grade levels will find MSP Modules informative and useful. Modules each cover a specific science topic, and also offer suggestions and further resources to help teachers […]

The MSP project is funded by an ESEA, Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction. MSP was developed by the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and faculty from Montana Tech of The University of Montana and Montana State University, with support from other Montana University System Faculty.