The purpose of this study was to analyze the Korean Science Curriculum on the life science and biology domains of TIMSS 2019. For this purpose, eight teachers and two science education experts participated. The results of this study are as follows. First, among the TIMSS 2019 evaluation topics, topics not covered at all in the Korean school curriculum were ‘major body structures and their functions in humans, other animals and plants’, ‘relationships in ecosystems’, ‘human health’, ‘differences among major taxonomic groups of organisms’, and ‘role of variation and adaptation in survival/extinction of species’. Second, as an alternative to the problem of suitability of learning volume and level of learning, it is possible to think of a method to readjust the grade of dealing with related concepts by lowering the difficulty or simplifying the concept. Third, it is necessary to discuss about introducing essential concepts and standard terms into Korea science curriculum according to international trends. The results of this study have implications for the development of science curriculum, textbook development, and teaching and learning strategies.
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