The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact


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In what year was the first microprocessor invented?

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1. Why do computers play a much larger role in life today than they did in the 1950s?

2. How were airplanes able to carry larger loads in the years following World War II?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There have been significant advancements made in science and technology since the end of World War II. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn about and recall the details of these achievements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess you on:

  • The microprocessor
  • Computer technology and laptops
  • Cellular telephones
  • Advancements in aviation

Skills Practiced

The lesson resources will measure your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scientific & technological advances after WWII lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of smaller technological achievements to see how they influenced bigger advancements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about computer technology

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson called The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact to be certain that you have learned the important information from this lesson. These objectives are covered in detail:

  • Discover the development of the microprocessor
  • Understand how automobiles have changed
  • Know why the use of televisions increased after the war