Ch 42: Foundations of Science

About This Chapter

Refresh your knowledge of science basics, including vocabulary and theories. Learn about ethics in scientific investigations, look at natural resources and explore how science has changed our lives.

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.

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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