Ch 3: Earth Science Research & Society

About This Chapter

Use the following video lessons and quizzes to learn about research taking place in the field of earth science. Find out how science influences society and discover the equipment used to study the earth and space.

Earth Science Research and Society

In this chapter, you'll discover what it means to have a scientific breakthrough and what processes are involved in these breakthroughs. You'll get info on what role society plays in scientific research focused on the earth's surface. After watching all the video lessons in this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand how science has changed society
  • Explain how scientific discoveries can cause people to change their beliefs
  • Explore how science, technology and the economy shape societies
  • Define cultural lag

The instructors who teach the lessons on Earth science research and its role in society are experienced and knowledgeable educators in their field. They lead short, engaging video lessons that include comprehensive information on earth science research, along with entertaining graphics that make learning this material fun and interesting.These lessons emphasize key terms that are critical to this area of study. You'll also get to utilize self-graded quizzes to test your knowledge of the subject matter. If you missed something the first time you watched a lesson, you can revisit important points in the lessons using the video tags provided. Each video lesson also comes with a lesson transcript.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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