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Ch 8: Science & Technology in Consumer Products

About This Chapter

Utilize the lessons on science and technology in consumer products to increase your knowledge of this chapter. To help strengthen that knowledge even further, you can take the self-assessment quizzes after each lesson.

Science & Technology in Consumer Products- Chapter Summary

Become comfortable with material on science and technology in consumer products with the help from the lessons in this chapter. Our professional instructors will walk you through material such as GMO's and chemicals in household products. The following concepts will be reviewed in this chapter:

  • Use of common household chemicals
  • Wide-area wireless communication such as satellites and WiMAX
  • Information about Malus's Law
  • How to improve the quality of water
  • Benefits and consequences of pesticides
  • Understand the relationship between herbicides and the impact on farming
  • Examples of medical terminology

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7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Science & Technology in Consumer Products
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chemicals Found in Household Products

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.

Wide-Area Wireless Communication: Microwave, Satellite, 3G, 4G & WiMAX

2. Wide-Area Wireless Communication: Microwave, Satellite, 3G, 4G & WiMAX

Wide-area wireless communication travels large distances, from several kilometers to thousands of kilometers. Learn how much of the world's communication uses microwaves in cellular networks, WiMAX and satellite communications.

Polarization of Light & Malus's Law

3. Polarization of Light & Malus's Law

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what polarization of light is, list a number of examples of how polarization of light is used, state Malus's Law, and use it to solve problems involving the intensity of light through a polarizer.

Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

4. Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

In this lesson, you will learn how water is purified for drinking, and how wastewater is treated before being put back into the environment. You will also learn about water purification issues in developing countries.

Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

5. 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.

GMOs: Growing Herbicide-Resistant Crops

6. 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.

Medical Technology: Definition & Examples

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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