Use of experimental methods with concrete media to improve science high level thinking skills students V SD gmim 37 karegesan
Elaine SM Rondonuwu, Deitje A Katuuk, Jeane M Mangangantung
The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze experimental methods with concrete media to improve higher-order thinking skills through the use of experimental methods with concrete media. In high-level thinking has a level of ability that is knowing (Knowing-C1), mamahami (Understanding-C2), applying (Applaying-C3), analyzing (Analyzing-C4), evaluating (Evaluating-C5), and creating (Creating-C6). Low-level thinking ability is still dominant in class V. This is evident when students get questions with a high level of thinking, namely levels C4 to C6, from 20 students only 2 students are able to answer with the right answer, but only levels C4 and C5 while the level questions C6 students still incorrectly answered. This situation shows that 80% of students do not have high-level thinking skills. This is not only encountered in the classical learning process but also in the evaluation results of students who do not reach the minimum completeness criteria (KKM) of 70%. The reason is that the learning process is still dominantly centered on the teacher, then the teacher does not use the right learning methods and media, and the teacher is accustomed to teaching and carrying out evaluations only to levels C1-C3. The presence of experimental methods with concrete media is a breakthrough to improve students' abilities high level thinking. Based on the description of the background of the problem, the limitation of the problem to be examined is, Use of experimental methods with concrete media to improve high-level thinking skills of fifth grade students of SD GMIM 37 Karegesan. From the table the results of student achievement through observation data in the learning process until the test questions think high levels of levels C4 to C6 have increased and completed. Initial data 59%, first cycle 63%, second cycle 73%. Thus the class action research is complete and successful. It can be concluded that the use of experimental methods with concrete media can improve the high-level thinking skills of science learning in human respiratory material in fifth grade students of SD GMIM 37 Karegesan Kalawat District, North Minahasa Regency.