Ch 6: General Science: Science in Daily Life

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to review information about how science plays a role in our daily life as you study for these types of questions on the AEPA General Science exam. Watch our videos and complete our quizzes to prepare for the exam.

AEPA General Science: Science in Daily Life - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to learn about common uses of scientific principles, such as to improve water quality or kill harmful insects. Our videos will help you prepare for AEPA General Science exam questions on topics including:

  • Chemicals used in common household products
  • Methods of water treatment
  • Types of pesticides
  • Pros and cons of pesticide use
  • Uses for DNA technology
  • Wireless computing devices
  • The science behind common products, such as batteries and lasers

Our lessons are short, averaging about five minutes each, and you can watch them on a computer, tablet or smartphone. They're created and taught by experts who understand what exam success requires. If you have additional questions, contact the experts for help through our messaging system.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: General Science: Science in Daily Life
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Chemicals Found in Household Products

1. Chemicals Found in Household Products

Chemicals sound scary, but they're all around us. Learn about some of the most common household chemicals and how they're used. Demonstrate what you've learned with a quiz.

Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

2. Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

In this lesson, you will learn how water is purified for drinking, and how wastewater is treated before being put back into the environment. You will also learn about water purification issues in developing countries.

What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum

3. What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum

The crops and livestock we use for food are constantly at risk of harm from pests. This lesson will explore the methods for managing agricultural pests, including both narrow- and broad-spectrum pesticides.

Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

4. Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

Pesticides are used worldwide to manage agricultural pests. They kill and repel unwanted pests, but also cause many human deaths each year. This lesson explores the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture and compares the benefits and problems associated with these helpful but dangerous chemicals.

GMOs: Growing Herbicide-Resistant Crops

5. GMOs: Growing Herbicide-Resistant Crops

Crops resistant to herbicides have revolutionized farming. In this lesson, learn how these crops were created and some of the benefits and risks of using them.

Practical Applications of DNA Technology

6. Practical Applications of DNA Technology

DNA technology is a field that has many applications for our everyday lives. In this video lesson, you will learn about some of the important contributions of DNA technology to industries such as medicine, agriculture and criminal investigation.

Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

7. Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

A large number of different devices use wireless communications networks. Learn about the different types of devices and which communication signals they use.

How Common Consumer Products Work

8. How Common Consumer Products Work

What are consumer products? How do they work? In this lesson, we will learn about some popular consumer products including cars, smart phones and stoves. Test your knowledge after the lesson with a quiz.

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