The NGSS in Massachusetts

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Skills available for Massachusetts fourth-grade science standards

Standards are in black and IXL science skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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4-ESS Earth and Space Sciences

4-LS Life Science

4-PS Physical Science

  • 4-PS3 Energy

  • 4-PS4 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

    • 4-PS4-1 Develop a model of a simple mechanical wave (including sound) to communicate that waves (a) are regular patterns of motion along which energy travels, and (b) can cause objects to move.

    • 4-PS4-2 Develop a model to describe that light must reflect off an object and enter the eye for the object to be seen.

    • 4-PS4-3 Develop and compare multiple ways to transfer information through encoding, sending, receiving, and decoding a pattern.