Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education on February 19, 2014 (Please visit http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards for more information on the standards and for a complete list of the elementary school science standards). NGSS Science Standards will go into effect beginning in the 2016-17 School Year. For more information, please visit ISBE’s NGSS webpage at http://isbe.net/ngss/default.htm. Until the 2016-2017 school year, Illinois continues to use the follow State Learning Goals for Science.
State Goal 11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments, and solve problems.
State Goal 12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
State Goal 13: Understand the relationships among science, technology, and society in historical and contemporary contexts.