Next Generation Science Standards Archives - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Next Generation Science Standards


The Illinois Math and Science Academy in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is pleased to provide Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) professional development for K-5 science teachers across the state of Illinois.


Phase 1-3: Teachers participated in a one day immersive experience engaging in model science lessons, the significant shifts with NGSS, and a deeper understanding of three dimensional teaching.

Phase 4: NGSS LEADERSHIP – A two-day workshop for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators are focused on developing NGSS aligned lessons for your classroom, school, or district. In this K-5 NGSS leadership workshop, educators will:

  • Learn to construct K-5 NGSS-aligned activities with an emphasis on data collection and analysis
  • Identify the gaps in your current science curriculum
  • Create lessons in collaboration with IMSA specialists & colleagues
  • Participants will receive classroom supplies and tools to share their learning with others



Grade Level: Kindergarten

Animal Coat Changes

Build a Nest

Time to Eat


Which Shovel

Winter Clothing Challenge


Grade Level: 1st Grade

Animal Match : Young versus Adult

Can You See It?F

Join the Band



What’s That Sound?

Grade Level: 2nd Grade


Heating, Cooling, and Reversability

Look at That

Make It

Map It

What are they doing?

Grade Level: 3rd Grade

Life Cycle

Magnet Cars

Patterns and Prediction

Protecting from the Hazard

Weather and Climate

Upcoming PD Events

Dates and Locations:


January 14 – 14, 2020, Aurora

January 29-30, 2020, Springfield

February 19-20, 2020, Marion

Register HERE to attend these sessions


If you are interested in bringing this to your district or region please e-mail our administrative assistant, June Hubbard at: