USE OF YOUTUBE AS A SCIENCE LEARNING MEDIA TO IMPROVE HOTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
One of the developments of independence in the field of technology is by utilizing YouTube which is used as a medium for learning science. The purpose of this study is to describe (1) the use of YouTube as a medium for learning science (2) YouTube as a stimulus before giving High Order Thinking Skill questions, (3) the use of YouTube to improve HOTS students. This study used descriptive qualitative research with a sample population of fourth grade students at Elementary School 4 Ranto Peureulak, totaling 24 students and taking science lessons. The data collection was carried out using the method of observation and the use of tests. The instruments used were observation sheets and multiple choice questions. Research validation was tested with external validity. Technical analysis was carried out by testing on HOTS student. The results of the study are (1) the use of YouTube is effective as a science learning media. (2) YouTube as a stimulus helps formulate material that is used as the basis for questions in certain contexts. (3) YouTube makes it easier for students to work on questions at easy, medium and difficult levels. Evidenced by the results of the questions LOTS, MOTS, HOTS which given to students. On the question LOTS students get grades with an average of 8.41,MOTS students achieved an average of 7.5 and on questions HOTS students get an average value of 7.33. This proves that the use of YouTube as an effective learning media to improve HOTS in class IV students of Elementary School 4 Ranto Peureulak.
Keywords: youtube, science learning, media, HOTS