Ch 5: OAE - Biology: History & Issues in Science

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Brush up on significant events in scientific history as well as some controversial issues in the field of science in order to prepare for related questions on the OAE Biology exam.

OAE - Biology: History & Issues in Science - Chapter Summary

The OAE Biology exam not only tests your knowledge of particular areas within the field of biology, but also the historical and societal impacts of scientific development. After studying this chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Discuss the scientific revolution, including major key events and figures
  • List major breakthroughs in medicine and chemistry
  • Describe the effects the scientific revolution had on the world
  • Explain what unites the various branches of science
  • Understand how science is approached and discussed in mass media
  • Debate concerns of ethics and safety for DNA technology
  • Deliberate classroom technology ethics
  • Weigh the pros and cons of animal use in experiments
  • Define biotechnology and understand its history

Our expert instructors have put together these delightful animations that help make memorizing key information about scientific history easier than ever. Enjoy the videos on any device, at any time, and then head over to our self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge using questions similar to those on the OAE Biology exam.

OAE - Biology: History & Issues in Science - Chapter Objectives

The OAE Biology exam includes five different content domains. The video lessons in this chapter prepare you to answer questions about the history of science and hotly debated topics, such as DNA technology and animal experimentation, that will appear in the Nature of Science domain. This domain constitutes 20% of the total exam. You will have three hours to answer all of the exam's 150 questions. Each is a stand-alone, multiple-choice question that is weighted equally. The OAE Biology exam is the Ohio state licensure exam for teachers in this subject area.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: OAE - Biology: History & Issues in Science
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. 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.

Principles Unifying the Branches of Science

4. Principles Unifying the Branches of Science

Scientists of different disciplines look to compete with one another. But they have more in common than you might think. Learn about the basic principles that all scientists share, and why they're important.

The Interrelationships Between STEM & Society

5. 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.

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.

Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

7. Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

DNA technology is very powerful and has had positive influences on many fields and industries. However, DNA technology is not perfect. In this lesson, you will explore some of the safety and ethical concerns that people have regarding this field of study.

Technology Ethics in the Classroom

8. Technology Ethics in the Classroom

The accessibility of information through technology is endless. In the classroom, students and teachers must follow ethical guidelines for appropriate use. In this lesson, you'll learn what some of the expectations are and how to use them.

Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

9. Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

Learn about using animals in experiments according to ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association, including the ethical and unethical use of animals in past research experiments, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples

10. What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples

Biotechnology is a broad category and includes some surprising concepts. Learn what practices and disciplines fall under this exciting and expanding classification.

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