Hebron University Journal - Hebron University Journal for Research - Volume 16, Issue 1, 2021 - The Inclusion of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as level cognitive skills in Sciences and Life Textbook for the 4th Grade in Palestine

Hebron University Research Journal



This study aimed at detecting the degree to which the science and life textbook the 4th grade in Palestine included the next generation of science standards and cognitive domain. The study used the content analysis card tool designed according to a group of (NGSS). The  reliability and validity of the tools of the study  were confirmed. The study adopted the descriptive analytical method. The results showed that the field of "Disciplinary Core Ideas" came first with a significantly high percentage of (75.1%) while the field of "Crosscutting Concepts" came second with remarkably low percentage of (16.7%). The field of “Science and Engineering Practices" ranked third, with a dramatically low percentage of (8.8%). They also demonstrated that there is a marked disparity when applying the levels of Bloom’s taxonomy through which the (NGSS) appeared. More accurately, the lower level cognitive skills (remembering and understanding) hit a high percentage of (88.9%), compared to the higher-level cognitive skills (applying, analyzing, creating, and evaluating) that posted a significantly low percentage of (11.1%).

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