In 1956 Benjamin Bloom created a taxonomy for educational objectives in the cognitive domains that is still being used today (O'Brien & White, 2001). Bloom's revised taxonomy is used within classrooms around the world as a scaffolding device for helping teachers plan their learning outcomes integrated into every subject area. This taxonomy starts with lower order thinking questions for students to answer followed by higher order thinking that requires a more complex level of thinking required to examine the students knowledge.
The 6 Questions for Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Remember: Recall the planets of the solar system in the correct orbit order from the sun.
Understand: Identify and discuss the characteristics of each planet and present this information using the prezi program.
Apply: Apply your knowledge of the planets and the solar system to construct an accurate scale model of the solar system.
Analyse: Compare and contrast planets, stars and asteroids.
Evaluate: Evaluate the scientific evidence that supports the argument that Pluto is a dwarf planet rather than a normal planet. Decide whether you agree or disagree with scientist's decision and justify your answer.
Create: A group of scientists have determined that the Earth will no longer be able to sustain life in 200 years time. You have been chosen as one of the architects to submit a proposal for the creation of an artificial planet for future inhabitants to move to and live on in 2214.
Your job is to create a briefing paper to submit for the contract to design and build the new planet.