Scientific Advances in the 21st Century


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The Space Race directly affected all of these EXCEPT?

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1. Which of these best describes the Human Genome?

2. The internet has allowed which of these to happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Even though it's less than two decades old, the 21st century has already seen a great number of developments in science and technology. The questions in this assessment will quiz you on a few of the more notable developments in these areas, such as the internet and space exploration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The effects of the space race
  • Describing the human genome
  • The effects of the internet
  • Facts about space exploration
  • The internet's effect on scientific research

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the basic information you went over in the lesson related to scientific and technological advances in the 21st century
  • Making connections - draw the connections between earlier scientific advances and later developments in science and research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of science in the 21st century to identify some of the main areas that saw significant scientific developments over the past 15 years

Additional Learning

To learn more about 21st century science, review the corresponding lesson called Scientific Advances in the 21st Century. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Lingering effects of the Cold War
  • The rise of the internet
  • Space exploration
  • Recent findings in genetics
  • Advances in medicine