Below are individual activities that have been aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to enrich and support teaching and learning throughout the district.  

The activites and resources found below are grouped by grade level and include a specific learning standard, a brief description and the web link to the activity.  

Grade Pre-K to 2

Grade 3 to 5

Chemistry and Physics 1 - Compare and contrast solids, liquids, and gases based on the basics properties of each states of matter.
In this interactive game students sort phrases describing different states of matter. 
http://www.scienceunleashed.ie/Games/States%20of%20Matter.swf

Grade 6 to 8

Grade 9 to 12

1.4  - Interpret and apply Newton's three laws of motion.
In this simulation, students have a chance to find out how laws of physics affect amsement park ride design by designing their own rollercoaster.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/index.html

2.1 - Recognize, describe, and compare renewable energy resources (e.g., solar, wind, water, biomass) and nonrenewable energy resources (e.g., fossil fuels, nuclear energy).
Created by Science NetLinks, challenges students to think about the positive and negative consequences of various types of power.
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerup.html

2.2 - Describe the effects on the environment and on carbon cycle of using both renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy.
Created by Science NetLinks, challenges students to think about the positive and negative consequences of various types of power.
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerup.html

4.1 - Explain generally how the digestive system (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum) converts macromolecules from food into smaller molecules that can be used by cells for energy and for repair and growth.
An interactive website that allows the student to view various human systems.
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp

4.2 - Explain how the circulatory system (heart, arteries, veins, capillaries, red blood cells) transports nutrients and oxygen to cells and removes cell wastes. Describe how the kidneys and the liver are closely associated with the circulatory system as they perform the excretory function of removing waste from the blood. Recognize that kidneys remove nitrogenous wastes, and the liver removes many toxic compounds from blood.
An interactive website that allows the student to view various human systems.
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp

4.4 - Explain how the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, sensory neurons, motor neurons) mediates communication among different parts of the body and mediates the body’s interactions with the environment. Identify the basic unit of the nervous system, the neuron, and explain generally how it works.
An interactive website that allows the student to view various human systems.
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp

4.5 - Explain how the muscular/skeletal system (skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons) works with other systems to support the body and allow for movement.  Recognize that bones produce blood cells.
An interactive website that allows the student to view various human systems.
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp