Ch 4: History & Nature of the Scientific Field - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

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Use the lessons in this chapter to aid in your review of the underlying principles of science. Our study guide makes it easy and fun to prepare for these types of questions on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science exam.

ORELA Middle Grades Gener Science: History & Nature of the Scientific Field - Chapter Summary

Let us help you refresh your grasp of the history and nature of the scientific field as you gear up to take the ORELA Middle Grades General Science exam. Our expert instructors can aid you in tackling questions on topics such as:

  • Leaders and ideas of the Scientific Revolution
  • Media coverage of science
  • Important developments in chemistry and medicine
  • Branches of science and their underlying principles
  • Society's relationship to science and math
  • Ethical concerns in genetic technology
  • Ethics for experimentation involving animals

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9 Lessons in Chapter 4: History & Nature of the Scientific Field - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

Principles Unifying the Branches of Science

4. Principles Unifying the Branches of Science

Scientists of different disciplines look to compete with one another. But they have more in common than you might think. Learn about the basic principles that all scientists share, and why they're important.

The Interrelationships Between STEM & Society

5. The Interrelationships Between STEM & Society

As time goes on, science, technology, engineering, and math become more and more tangled in current society. This lesson will give an overview of various ways in which STEM and society have become intertwined.

Science in the Mass Media

6. Science in the Mass Media

Learn about the importance of the mass media to communicate scientific discoveries and the many issues with how that communication happens. See how well you understand by taking a quiz.

Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

7. Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

DNA technology is very powerful and has had positive influences on many fields and industries. However, DNA technology is not perfect. In this lesson, you will explore some of the safety and ethical concerns that people have regarding this field of study.

Technology Ethics in the Classroom

8. Technology Ethics in the Classroom

The accessibility of information through technology is endless. In the classroom, students and teachers must follow ethical guidelines for appropriate use. In this lesson, you'll learn what some of the expectations are and how to use them.

Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

9. Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

Learn about using animals in experiments according to ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association, including the ethical and unethical use of animals in past research experiments, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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