State Science Standards - Massachusetts

The ACE Assembly addresses the following science standards prescribed by the state of Massachusetts.

Source: Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework

Earth and Space Science

1. Matter and Energy in the Earth System

  • 1.1 Identify Earth’s principal sources of internal and external energy, such as radioactive decay, gravity, and solar energy.

2. Energy Resources in the Earth System

  • 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).
  • 2.2 Describe the effects on the environment and on the carbon cycle of using both renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy.

Technology/Engineering

4. Energy and Power Technologies—Thermal Systems

  • 4.4 Identify and explain alternatives to nonrenewable energies (e.g., wind and solar energy conversion systems)