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Ch 5: MTTC Physical Science: Society & Scientific Progress

About This Chapter

These lessons cover key information on how scientific progress has shaped societal issues and public opinion. You can go over this chapter on any mobile device as you prepare for the MTTC Physical Science exam.

MTTC Physical Science: Society & Scientific Progress - Chapter Summary

Look through this chapter to brush up on the relationship between scientific advances and changes within society. As you study for the MTTC Physical Science exam, watch these lessons that cover the following topics:

  • Breakthroughs and effects of the scientific revolution
  • Scientific developments and technological advancements since 1945
  • Societal changes in connection to scientific advancements
  • Belief transformations due to scientific discoveries
  • Mass media involvement in scientific research
  • Societal and academic responses to science controversies

As you prepare for the MTTC Physical Science exam, you may want to familiarize yourself with key terms. Our lessons shows you important terminology related to scientific progress in bold print in the transcripts, and the instructors go over each term in the video lessons, allowing you to visualize the definition and hear its meaning as well. All of our lessons have quizzes that are filled with pertinent questions, and the exam at the end of each chapter also provides you with a more comprehensive challenge. Our mobile-friendly features allow you to study all of our materials at any time from any place that has Wi-Fi.

MTTC Physical Science: Society & Scientific Progress - Chapter Objectives

Test-takers are asked to complete 100 multiple-choice questions on the MTTC Physical Science exam. As a subject-specific knowledge assessment, the questions challenge the full extent of your scientific knowledge across three key areas, scientific inquiry, chemistry, and physics. One of the objectives in the scientific inquiry section deals directly with the materials covered in this chapter: the complex relationship between society, politics, and the progress of science.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTTC Physical Science: Society & Scientific Progress
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects

1. The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects

In this lesson, you will explore the period when Western society first turned to science as the new way of thinking, called the Scientific Revolution. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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 Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

5. How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

Personal beliefs are one thing that people hold to very tightly. However, over time, with enough scientific evidence, a critical eye and consistent experiments, science can and does change people's beliefs in ways that simple observations cannot.

Controversies in Physical Science Research

6. Controversies in Physical Science Research

Political, religious, and social factors all have influenced the funding and development of physical science research throughout the years. This lesson will introduce a few cases of physical science research and technology that have been mired in controversy due to political, religious, and social factors.

Science in the Mass Media

7. 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.

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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