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Diversity in Science - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will give you an overview of the range of people who have made scientific contributions through time. First, our instructors will go over the meaning of the term 'diversity' and explain how it applies to science. Other lessons look at the history of science and of physics. Finally, review the men and women who have contributed to different branches of scientific endeavor. By the time you've completed these lessons, you should be equipped to:
- Define diversity and how it relates to science
- Review the history of science
- Name some high points in the history of physics
- Identify outstanding men and women scientists of all ethnic and social backgrounds and their contributions
Taught by expert instructors, these short, engaging lessons give you a solid foundation in the subject matter, and you can test your knowledge with multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson. Video tags in the lessons make it easy to review areas where you need more study, without having to re-watch the whole lesson.
1. What is Diversity? - Definition & Meaning
This lesson defines the word diversity. It also gives examples of both visible and invisible diversity. Some examples of understanding diversity and why it is important are also discussed.
2. The History of Science: Events, Contributions & Theories
In this lesson, we discuss a few significant events in science's history. We will see how science has changed over the years as we start to question what we think we know.
3. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches
Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.
4. Important Faces of Diversity in Science
Diversity in science is important and valuable, and has been shown to improve scientific results. Learn about some of the important faces of diversity in this field. Then take a quiz to see what you've learned.
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