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Ch 4: Impact of STEM on Society

About This Chapter

This chapter covers the impact of STEM on society through fun lessons and self-assessment quizzes. You'll review information such as science in the mass media, ethical obligations in scientific investigations, STEM education, and chemistry's impact on the modern world.

Impact of STEM on Society - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can assist you in brushing up on your knowledge of the impact of STEM on society. These brief and engaging lessons explore the effects of technology and math on science, the interrelationships between STEM and society, and much more. Upon completion of this chapter you should have the knowledge to:

  • Discuss science in the mass media
  • Recognize how societies have been changed by science, technology and economics
  • Explain ethical requirements in scientific investigations
  • Define STEM education
  • Identify how chemistry has affected the modern world

The chapter allows you to create a customized study experience to quickly and effectively master this information. View just the lessons you need to cover, and skip the ones you don't. The lessons can be accessed on a variety of devices 24/7 so you can study when and where you choose. The easily identifiable vocabulary words allow you to focus on essential terms, and the lesson quizzes give you the ability to swiftly assess your understanding.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Impact of STEM on Society
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Impact of Technology & Math on Science

1. Impact of Technology & Math on Science

Learn how technology and mathematics are central to science. Discover examples of how scientists use technology and mathematics for research and communication.

Science in the Mass Media

2. 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.

How Science Has Changed Society

3. 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!

How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

4. How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science, technology and economic activity have shaped human societies, from the agricultural revolution to the Industrial Revolution to the digital age. A short quiz will follow.

Ethical Obligations in Scientific Investigations

5. Ethical Obligations in Scientific Investigations

Ethics are an important part of scientific research. This lesson discusses the ethics involved in scientific practice and the wider societal implications of scientific investigations. A brief quiz follows the lesson.

What Is STEM Education? - Definition, Importance & Standards

6. What Is STEM Education? - Definition, Importance & Standards

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn more about what STEM education is, why it is important and explore standards associated with STEM. A short quiz follows the lesson.

The Interrelationships Between STEM & Society

7. 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.

Chemistry's Impact on the Modern World

8. Chemistry's Impact on the Modern World

Discover how chemistry has completely changed the modern world, from plastics to fertilizers to antibiotics. See how much your knowledge has changed by taking a quiz.

Chapter Practice 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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