Ch 52: Praxis Middle School Science: Technology & Society

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Praxis Middle School Science: Technology and Society - Chapter Summary

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  • Effects of industrial and household chemistry
  • Examples of nuclear reactions and radioactive substances
  • Radioisotopes in science
  • Risks of nuclear power plants and radioactive waste
  • Effects of chemical processes on the atmosphere and aquatic and terrestrial environments
  • Methods to prevent and reverse environmental damage from the release of chemicals into the environment
  • Genetic engineering and DNA plasmid
  • DNA technology's practical applications and safety concerns

Video tags are also included in some lessons to help you go back to specific bits of information that you may need to review. Then finish the lesson by taking a brief quiz to check your comprehension.

Objectives of the Praxis Middle School Science: Technology and Society Chapter

The Praxis is a teacher certification test that looks at your reasoning skills and understanding of difficult science subjects. You'll find the topics discussed in this chapter on the Science, Technology, and Society portion of the exam, which has approximately 15 multiple-choice questions.

12 Lessons in Chapter 52: Praxis Middle School Science: Technology & Society
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Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

1. Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

Nuclear power can generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are concerns about its safety. Learn about the safety and health concerns associated with the threat of nuclear meltdowns, as well as the challenges involved in storing radioactive waste.

Genetic Engineering & DNA Plasmid

2. Genetic Engineering & DNA Plasmid

This lesson will discuss what a GMO is, and how DNA plasmids are used in genetic engineering. The lesson will include these important features of plasmids: a multiple cloning site, an origin of replication, and a selectable marker.

Practical Applications & Safety Concerns of DNA Technology

3. Practical Applications & Safety Concerns of DNA Technology

Our discovery of DNA was a big deal, but what technologies has it led to? And could they be dangerous? Learn about DNA technology, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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

4. 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 & Technology Can Be Used to Solve Society's Problems

5. 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.

Chemicals Found in Household Products

6. Chemicals Found in Household Products

Chemicals sound scary, but they're all around us. Learn about some of the most common household chemicals and how they're used. Demonstrate what you've learned with a quiz.

How Science Impacts Public Health Issues

7. How Science Impacts Public Health Issues

This lesson is going to go over the ways by which science has impacted public health issues in areas of nutrition, disease, and medical technologies. You'll learn with several concrete examples how this is the case.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

8. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.

Present & Future Global Energy Uses & Needs

9. Present & Future Global Energy Uses & Needs

Our world is powered by a variety of energy sources. What we use now may influence what we can utilize in the future. We'll have some tough decisions to make, all of which will have impacts on society, the environment and global and local economies.

What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

10. What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

Right now, you are using electricity to power your computer. Most of our power comes from nonrenewable sources that can run out. In this lesson, learn about the many types of renewable energy sources that will never run out and could be used instead.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

11. Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass is organic material that can be used to generate heat, electricity, and even fuel. In this lesson, you will learn about the advantages of this abundant and renewable energy source as well as the disadvantages.

The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy

12. The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy

The following lesson addresses the global dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and the politics behind trying to move towards renewable sources. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

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