Working together for our children
Instructional Services


Curriculum and Instruction

English Language Programs (ELL)

Gifted Education Program

Kindergarten Program

Professional Development
Related Sites: Mathematics

Illinois Learning Standards website

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)


Science Department

The science curriculum in District 62 is focused on scientific inquiry to understand the natural world.  Classroom experiences will consist of active engagement in inquiries that are interesting and meaningful to students.  In District 62 we believe that science is best learned when students:

  • develop a lifelong curiosity about science to become informed, discerning members of society.
  • understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
  • understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of life, physical, and earth/space science.
  • understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.

The science curriculum in District 62 is based on the New Illinois Learning Standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), along with CCSS ELA Standards for Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

Please contact Sylvia Roe, Administrative Assistant to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, or call (847) 824-1276.

Science Department

Janice Rashid, Ed. D.
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

Christy Bowman
Coordinator for Science

Sylvia Roe
Administrative Assistant to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Diversity of Life, Electronics, Human Brain and Senses, Earth History, Populations and Ecosystems, Force and Motion, and Chemical Interactions

Bookmark and Share


Safe Search the Web
Contact District 62
Directions to Administration Center

Leon Smaage
Administration Center

777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281