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Ch 1: Applications of Science & Engineering

About This Chapter

Reviewing the lessons in this chapter exposes you to some great information about the different applications of science and engineering. You get the chance to examine how these industries better the world today.

Applications of Science & Engineering - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can discover the applications of scientific research and learn how this type of research is conducted. You'll also review the different types of research design.

As you progress through this chapter, the focus shifts to engineering design. The process of this design is discussed as well as the applications of technology in engineering. Completing this chapter gives you the ability to:

  • Define scientific research
  • Determine how scientific research is conducted safely
  • State the steps of scientific investigation
  • Describe the process of engineering design
  • Analyze the systems thinking in management

The lessons in this chapter are brief, and they make learning about science and engineering topics fun. Take a quiz after completing the lesson to see what information you remember. Transcripts of the video lessons contain highlighted key terms and concepts from this chapter.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Applications of Science & Engineering
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Scientific Ways of Thinking

1. Scientific Ways of Thinking

Are you interested in becoming a scientist? Science is all about gaining knowledge by asking good questions, making observations, testing your ideas and drawing conclusions. With a little practice, you can learn to think like a scientist.

What is Scientific Research?

2. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

Conducting Scientific Research: Safety Concerns & Regulations

3. Conducting Scientific Research: Safety Concerns & Regulations

When scientists conduct research, safety is a top concern. Learn about the kinds of hazards a scientist faces depending on the kind of work that they do, as well as some risks with scientific research. Plus, see how safety regulations protect all of us.

Types of Research Design

4. Types of Research Design

There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.

What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

5. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

Scientific investigation is the way in which scientists and researchers use a systematic approach to answer questions about the world around us. Read on to find out more. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.

Scientific Inquiry vs. Technological & Engineering Design

6. Scientific Inquiry vs. Technological & Engineering Design

In this lesson, we will describe the similarities and differences between the scientific inquiry process and the technological and engineering design process.

Engineering Design: Definition & Process

7. Engineering Design: Definition & Process

In this lesson, we will define engineering design and explain the engineering design process from defining the problem to testing and redesigning the final product.

Technology: How Organizations Turn Inputs to Outputs

8. Technology: How Organizations Turn Inputs to Outputs

In this lesson, you will learn about the three different types of technologies used by organizations and how the type of technology used by an organization impacts the structure of that organization.

Unifying Themes, Principles & Relationships in Science

9. Unifying Themes, Principles & Relationships in Science

Learn the true definition of science and explore the main themes and principles to understand how science helps us find relationships in the natural world. Take a quiz to test what you know.

Systems Thinking in Management: Definition, Theory & Model

10. Systems Thinking in Management: Definition, Theory & Model

System thinking is an essential component of a learning organization. In this lesson, we will be exploring the definition of system thinking, its underlying theory, and model.

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