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NES General Science: Science & Society - Chapter Summary
Simplify the process of studying for the NES General Science assessment by exploring science and society through the video lessons in this chapter. Reviewing the lessons can ensure you're prepared for questions related to:
- Examining the interrelationships between STEM and society
- Analyzing science in mass media
- Naming unifying principles, relationships and themes in science
- Summarizing the important events, contributions and theories in the history of science
- Understanding the impact of science and technology on social ethics
The instructors in the video lessons guide you through lesson topics to help you fully understand science and technology. Enjoy watching the videos from the comfort of your home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. You're also encouraged to take the included self-assessments to further reinforce your understanding of the material.
1. The History of Science: Events, Contributions & Theories
In this lesson, we discuss a few significant events in science's history. We will see how science has changed over the years as we start to question what we think we know.
2. Unifying Themes, Principles & Relationships in Science
Learn the true definition of science and explore the main themes and principles to understand how science helps us find relationships in the natural world. Take a quiz to test what you know.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Impact of Science & Technology on Social Ethics
We don't always talk about philosophy and science at the same time, but maybe we should. In this lesson, we are going to explore the relationship between science and social ethics and see what this means in the modern world.
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Other chapters within the NES General Science (311): Practice & Study Guide course
- NES General Science: Scientific Inquiry
- Overview of Atoms & Atomic Theory
- Understanding States of Matter
- Chemical Formulas & Bonds
- NES General Science: The Mole Concept
- NES General Science: Chemical Reactions
- NES General Science: Solutions & Solubility Factors
- Energy Transformations of Matter
- Overview of Force & Motion
- Mechanical & Electromagnetic Waves
- Basics of Electricity & Magnetism
- Intro to Cellular Biology
- NES General Science: Traits of Living Organisms
- Overview of Human Body Systems
- Principles of Genetics
- NES General Science: Evolution
- NES General Science: Ecosystems
- NES General Science: Rocks & Minerals
- NES General Science: Historical Geology
- Overview of Weathering & Erosion
- NES General Science: Plate Tectonics
- Intro to Earth's Hydrosphere
- Basics of the Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
- Overview of the Solar System & Universe
- NES General Science Flashcards