Michael J. Allen

Class of 2018 - 2019

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Science information for parents and students

Follow the links to find out everything you could possibly want to about the science work we will complete in the class.

This year is the final transition year for Massachusetts schools from the older 2006 Science frameworks to the new 2016 Science framework. I will be piloting a new Science program published by McGraw-Hill during Science classes, as part of the process Medford is using to select support material for the new Frameworks.

I will also be updating, rebuilding and reshaping the web resources here on the site. I'm leaving up many of the links to the support material for the 2006 frameworks - mostly because it leads to interesting places, but also because this still will be a transition year, so some of the old Science standards material will be on the MCAS test at the end of the year.


Massachusetts Frameworks for Science 2016



Links to Web resources:


Earth and Space Sciences



Life Sciences



Physical Science


Detailed plans for each project appear on the Teacher Planning page at the appropriate time.




Earlier (2006) Science Standards Material



Summary of Previous Science Standards Curriculum

Follow this link for a comprehensive summary of all the main subject areas you needed to be prepared for to succeed in the earlier Science Standards (2006) MCAS.

If you could answer questions in all these areas you would have been fine - notwithstanding the inevitable curveballs so beloved of the MCAS team!!!



Additional Interesting Science Topics


Artificial Intelligence

Want to talk to the most advanced Artificial Intelligence bot on the internet?

If you do, then follow this link and meet the fabulous Elbot!



How to be a genius

Here is an article I found fascinating and thought you might, too..



The Scale of the Universe

Graduate student Tyler found this excellent animation to demonstrate the scale of the Universes from the very smallest to the very largest!

Well done Tyler!