Ch 3: MEGA Chemistry: Science & Society

About This Chapter

Gain understanding of the relationship between science and society through the informative and engaging lessons in this MEGA Chemistry study guide chapter. Full video transcripts and brief lesson quizzes provide useful study material that helps you prep for the MEGA Chemistry exam.

MEGA Chemistry: Science & Society - Chapter Summary

Although we may not always be fully aware of all of its applications, science plays a very large role in our functioning as individuals and a society. Explore the ways science and society are interwoven by examining the topics outlined in these video lessons, including:

  • Using technology and science to resolve societal issues and how it has historically changed society
  • Understanding green chemistry and its association with source reduction
  • Chemistry applications in medical imaging
  • Factors that shape society, including science, technology and economic activity
  • Mass media coverage of scientific and technological developments
  • Review of the advances in science and technology since 1945

Scientific advancements and new developments are happening all around us, all the time. Upon reviewing the information in this chapter, you'll be able to relate those constant advancements to the way our culture and society have been shaped by them. Fully prepare for these types of questions on the MEGA Chemistry exam by taking advantage of this comprehensive study guide chapter that includes lesson quizzes, a chapter exam, video transcripts and full access to instructors. Each quiz also contains direct links to specific topics within the lesson so you can quickly and conveniently refer back to information you want to review.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: MEGA Chemistry: Science & Society
How Science & Technology Can Be Used to Solve Society's Problems

1. How Science & Technology Can Be Used to Solve Society's Problems

What is science and technology, and how do we use them to solve society's problems? Learn about the many advances humans have made thanks to science, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

2. What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

Green is not just a color, but also a way of doing things. In this lesson, we will explore the technique of green chemistry and how it applies to the waste management industry.

How Medical Imaging Uses Chemistry

3. How Medical Imaging Uses Chemistry

In this lesson, you will learn about several types of medical imaging: ultrasound, MRI, and X-ray. You will also learn how chemistry is used in each type of medical imaging.

How Science Has Changed Society

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!

How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

5. 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.

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.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

7. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

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