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CSET Science and Society: Science, Technology and Society - Chapter Summary
Check out the lessons in this chapter to discover the impact of Galileo's modifications to the telescope and his contributions to the scientific method. You can also explore some of the changes brought about by everything from the space race to the invention of the Internet to prepare for related questions on the CSET General Science Subtest I. Lessons discuss the following:
- The impact of scientific discovery on belief
- Scientific advances since WWII
- Galileo's contributions to science
Instructors teaching this chapter's video lessons use plenty of examples to help you get a better idea of how science and technology affect society. Self-assessment quizzes are also included to help track your progress and test your grasp of the material.
CSET Science and Society: Science, Technology and Society - Chapter Objectives
Use the lessons in this chapter to meet test objectives for the CSET General Science Subtest I. Questions designed to assess your knowledge of science, technology and society will ask you to be familiar with the extent to which scientific advances impact our lives. Special attention is also paid to how scientific discovery can cause people to reassess their beliefs.
Subtest I includes 58 multiple-choice questions and two constructed response questions that gauge your understanding of these and other concepts, such as astronomy, Earth systems, electricity, forces and motion. Test results on subtests I, II and III will be used to determine your eligibility for California teaching credentials in this subject area.
1. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII
In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.
2. Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
This lesson explores the contributions of Galileo to modern science. It examines his early steps toward a scientific method, his work on falling bodies and, of course, his astronomical discoveries. Finally, the Church's reaction to these discoveries is explored.
3. How Science Has Changed Society
Without science, our modern world just wouldn't be the same. The way we travel, shop, learn, socialize, eat, work, and play is possible because of scientific influences and innovations. Take a look around, and you'll see science pretty much everywhere!
4. How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs
Personal beliefs are one thing that people hold to very tightly. However, over time, with enough scientific evidence, a critical eye and consistent experiments, science can and does change people's beliefs in ways that simple observations cannot.
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Other chapters within the CSET Science: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- About the CSET Science Test
- CSET: Astronomy
- CSET: Geodynamics
- CSET: Energy Resources
- CSET: Rock, Mineral, Soil & Water Resources
- CSET: Waves
- CSET: Forces and Motion
- CSET: Electricity and Magnetism
- CSET Nature of Science: Science Ethics
- CSET Science and Society: Safety
- CSET Nature of Science: Historical Perspectives
- CSET Investigation & Experimentation: Drawing Conclusions
- CSET Science Flashcards