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CSET Science, Technology & Society - Chapter Summary
Let us help you prepare for the CSET Biology and Life Science Subtest III. Our video lessons and quizzes can get you ready for test questions on the following topics:
- How science has changed society
- How scientific discoveries can challenge people's beliefs
- The impact of Galileo's discoveries on the church
This chapter's lessons feature illustrated videos and transcripts that make important concepts easy to recall. There are also multiple-choice quizzes that allow you to track your progress and get acquainted with test question formatting.
CSET Science, Technology & Society Objectives
The CSET Biology and Life Science exam is the last of three teacher licensing subtests taken by prospective California educators who want to teach this concentration area in addition to general science. This subtest is also offered as one of two exams required for specialized credentials to teach biological science only.
The exam itself includes 50 multiple-choice questions and three constructed-response questions requiring you to compose a brief essay. You can use this chapter to prepare for test questions that assess your familiarity with the effects of scientific advances on society. We'll help you discover the relationship between science and technology and discern how advances in the field can serve the needs of individuals while also causing them to question their beliefs.
1. How Science Has Changed Society
Without science, our modern world just wouldn't be the same. The way we travel, shop, learn, socialize, eat, work, and play is possible because of scientific influences and innovations. Take a look around, and you'll see science pretty much everywhere!
2. How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs
Personal beliefs are one thing that people hold to very tightly. However, over time, with enough scientific evidence, a critical eye and consistent experiments, science can and does change people's beliefs in ways that simple observations cannot.
3. Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
This lesson explores the contributions of Galileo to modern science. It examines his early steps toward a scientific method, his work on falling bodies and, of course, his astronomical discoveries. Finally, the Church's reaction to these discoveries is explored.
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