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Foundations of Science - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter examine some fundamental facts about science, including its history and the development of seminal theories. You'll get an overview of basic vocabulary and concepts, and see how scientific ideas are constantly changing. Another lesson looks at ethics in scientific investigations.
Our instructors discuss natural resources and help you understand how science has influenced society's development. After watching these lessons, you should be able to:
- Use basic science vocabulary
- Understand fundamental scientific concepts
- Explain important events in science history
- Examine how ethics should be applied to scientific investigations
- Discuss ways science has changed society
- Describe natural resources
You can view these lessons on your computer, tablet or smartphone, anytime you have a few minutes and access to the Internet. After watching the lessons, assess your retention with brief multiple-choice quizzes. Video tags make it easy to return to a key passage for review without having to re-watch the entire lesson.
1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts
Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.
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. Applying Ethics to Scientific Investigations
In this lesson we will learn about ethics in science. We will look at why ethics is important and consider a few examples of how scientists need to act ethically in their experiments.
4. 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!
5. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types
Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.
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