Ch 5: General Science: Science & Society

About This Chapter

Let us help you better understand the relationship between science and society as well as the changes in thinking brought about by the Scientific Revolution. Our lessons and quizzes can help you answer these types of questions on the AEPA General Science exam.

AEPA General Science: Science & Society - Chapter Summary

Use our videos to refresh your knowledge of science and the ways in which it is integrated into society. Lessons cover medicine, technology and ethical issues. With sufficient study, you'll be prepared for AEPA General Science exam questions on the following topics:

  • History and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
  • Important discoveries in medicine and chemistry
  • Impact of the Scientific Revolution
  • Principles that unify the branches of science
  • Connection between STEM and society
  • The reporting of science in the mass media
  • Ethics and DNA technology
  • Ethics of using animals in experiments

We'll help you prepare for the AEPA General Science exam by keeping track of your progress through our lessons. We may even suggest other courses that can aid in your review. Each lesson offers several ways to study for the exam, including quizzes, chapter tests, printable worksheets and a clickable timeline that allows you to quickly jump back to key points in a lesson.

AEPA General Science: Science & Society Chapter Objectives

Arizona requires passing the AEPA General Science exam as one of the conditions for earning a certification to teach the subject in a public school. The exam consists of four subject areas, or content domains. Questions on the topics this chapter examines are in the Nature of Science content domain, which accounts for 19% of the exam.

Like the quizzes that accompany each of our video lessons, these exams are computer-delivered and consist of multiple-choice questions. The quizzes offer a chance to practice answering questions in a format like you'll encounter on exam day. They also let you assess your learning. The quiz answer key links back to the lessons, making it easy to review areas where you need more study.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: General Science: Science & Society
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

Principles Unifying the Branches of Science

4. Principles Unifying the Branches of Science

Scientists of different disciplines look to compete with one another. But they have more in common than you might think. Learn about the basic principles that all scientists share, and why they're important.

The Interrelationships Between STEM & Society

5. The Interrelationships Between STEM & Society

As time goes on, science, technology, engineering, and math become more and more tangled in current society. This lesson will give an overview of various ways in which STEM and society have become intertwined.

Science in the Mass Media

6. Science in the Mass Media

Learn about the importance of the mass media to communicate scientific discoveries and the many issues with how that communication happens. See how well you understand by taking a quiz.

Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

7. Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

DNA technology is very powerful and has had positive influences on many fields and industries. However, DNA technology is not perfect. In this lesson, you will explore some of the safety and ethical concerns that people have regarding this field of study.

Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

8. Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

Learn about using animals in experiments according to ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association, including the ethical and unethical use of animals in past research experiments, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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