Diagram showing the Bloom’s Taxonomy for the cognitive domain arranged as a pyramid from lower-order thinking skills to higher-order thinking skills. The base of the pyramid—Remembering—represents skills in which students must recall specific facts. The next level—Understanding—represents skills in which students must grasp the meaning of instructional materials. At the next level—Applying—students must use information in a new (but similar) situation to one they have practiced in the past. At the Analyzing stage, students must take apart and identify relationships among the material that is known. At next to highest stage—Evaluating—students examine information and make judgments. At the top of the pyramid—Creating—Students use information to create something new.