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Science in Everyday Life - Chapter Summary
Science has practical applications in most aspects of daily life. In this chapter, our science experts explain the everyday uses of science, including household products, pesticides, GMOs and vaccines. The lessons are designed to be short and entertaining, and by the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Name chemicals that can be found in common household products
- Explain the functionality of common consumer products
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of pesticides
- Discuss GMO's and the growth of herbicide-resistant crops
- Explain the importance of food preservation
- Point out how antibiotics and vaccines work
- Define medical technology
When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying quiz to see how well you understand the information. You can also take the chapter exam to further solidify your knowledge. Our subject-matter experts are happy to answer any questions you may have, so don't hesitate to reach out. Finally, we've made these materials accessible on any Internet-connected device and available at any time that fits your schedule.
1. 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.
2. How Common Consumer Products Work
What are consumer products? How do they work? In this lesson, we will learn about some popular consumer products including cars, smart phones and stoves. Test your knowledge after the lesson with a quiz.
3. Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides
Pesticides are used worldwide to manage agricultural pests. They kill and repel unwanted pests, but also cause many human deaths each year. This lesson explores the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture and compares the benefits and problems associated with these helpful but dangerous chemicals.
4. GMOs: Growing Herbicide-Resistant Crops
Crops resistant to herbicides have revolutionized farming. In this lesson, learn how these crops were created and some of the benefits and risks of using them.
5. Food Preservation: Explanation & Importance
Did you know there are many different ways we can preserve our food? If we didn't, we could get sick or die from the bacteria that grows in our food. This lesson not only describes ways to keep food safe, but also outlines the major importance of these methods!
6. Antibiotics and Vaccines
Do you know why children must get regularly vaccinated? Have you ever wondered how an antibiotic works and why they are so widely prescribed? If so, this lesson will help you to understand how changes in medicine have almost eliminated several deadly diseases and added decades to the average person's lifespan.
7. Medical Technology: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, learn what medical technology is and be able to list many examples of diagnosis and treatment medical technology, both simple and complex.
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