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FTCE Biology: Science, Technology and Society
Watch video lessons taught by expert instructors to help you prepare for questions you may see on the (FTCE) Biology 6-12 exam that covers the interactions between science, technology and society. These video lessons discuss the ways in which genetics affect behavior, how society and the environment influence the study of biology, and laboratory safety measures. After viewing these videos, you will have better understanding of:
- The interdisciplinary field of behavioral genetics
- The relationship between population size and resource consumption
- Processes behind DNA cloning
- Applications and ethics of DNA research
- Environment challenges of scientific and technological advancements
- Research on the spread of and solutions for pathogens and invasive species
- Safety for people and equipment in laboratory research
Following these videos are lesson quizzes that will help you find areas you may need review again before taking the FTCE Biology 6-12 exam. Use the video tags to move around the lessons, and submit your questions for clarification if necessary. For a broad overview of everything covered in a lesson, read over its accompanying transcript.
FTCE Biology 6-12: Science, Technology & Society Objectives
The FTCE Biology 6-12 exam may take up to 2 hours and 30 minutes to finish. It is a computer-based test with around 120 multiple-choice questions. The second competency area of the exam focuses on knowledge of the correlation between science, society and technology, and the section accounts for 4% of the exam's questions. This chapter has been composed to prepare individuals for these questions, covering material on the ethics of genetic and biological research and environmental challenges.
1. Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption
Are you destined to inherit your mother's penchant for collecting old postcards or your father's constant worry that something bad is about to happen? Find out with this lesson, which delves into the world of genetic and environmental behaviors and personality traits.
2. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption
What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.
3. DNA Cloning: Definition and Process
DNA cloning is used for a variety of purposes, but how does it work? In this video lesson, you will learn about the process of cloning DNA, as well as see examples of how cloning is used in science, medicine, and consumer products.
4. Genomic DNA Analysis
Your genes are what make you who you are, but they also make you a human. Studying genes and genomes allows scientists to better understand not only our own species, but how we are related to other species in the world as well.
5. Environmental Challenges Due to Scientific & Technological Advances
We have invented and use a lot of technology to great effect in our lives. However, each piece of scientific advancement carries a hidden cost, quite often an environmental danger. This lesson explores some of these hidden dangers.
6. How Globalization Affects the Spread & Treatment of Pathogens
Globalization can be a really good thing and a terrible thing at the same time. This is true about its impact on everything from culture to disease, the latter of which is discussed in this lesson.
7. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment
Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.
8. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment
Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.
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