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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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- MEGA Chemistry: Gas Laws
- MEGA Chemistry: Thermodynamics
- MEGA Chemistry: Chemical Bonding
- MEGA Chemistry: Inorganic & Organic Compounds
- MEGA Chemistry: Chemical Reactions
- MEGA Chemistry: Chemical Equilibrium
- MEGA Chemistry: Acids & Bases
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- MEGA Chemistry: Stoichiometry & Chemical Equations
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