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Science & Technology in Daily Life - Chapter Summary
Besides knowing the fundamentals of science, you will need to know more about science and technology's practical applications. This chapter helps you brush up on these details with a full review of how chemicals, technology, and scientific research has changed the way we live. At the close of this chapter, you'll be more knowledgeable about the following:
- Household products and the chemicals that make them
- GPS, cellular, PDA, wireless, and satellite communication technology
- The characteristics and uses of common consumer products
- Monitoring water quality through improved water treatment practices
- A comparison of broad-spectrum and narrow-spectrum pesticides
- The advantages and disadvantages of using pesticides
- Herbicide-resistant crops and GMOs
- DNA technology and present-day applications
As many of these scientific and technological advancements are more recent, you may not have gone over them in your science classes. Nevertheless, if you are expected to know this information for an upcoming test, then you will have to review it quickly, and what better way than through our informative lessons?
Each lesson covers a specific topic, so you can use them as standalone study guides. The lessons in the chapter do relate to one another, but that doesn't mean you're required to study everything in order. If you do explore the lessons out of order and something appears unfamiliar, you can always go back to previous lessons. Many of the transcripts contain explanations of highlighted keywords in order to help you better understand the topic you're studying.
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. Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite
A large number of different devices use wireless communications networks. Learn about the different types of devices and which communication signals they use.
3. 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.
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.
5. What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum
The crops and livestock we use for food are constantly at risk of harm from pests. This lesson will explore the methods for managing agricultural pests, including both narrow- and broad-spectrum pesticides.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Practical Applications of DNA Technology
DNA technology is a field that has many applications for our everyday lives. In this video lesson, you will learn about some of the important contributions of DNA technology to industries such as medicine, agriculture and criminal investigation.
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Other chapters within the GACE Science (524): Practice & Study Guide course
- Basics of Scientific Inquiry
- Historical Developments in Science
- Scientific Data Collection & Manipulation
- Data & Statistics
- Energy Resources
- Science & Public Health Issues
- Organization of Matter
- Atoms & Moles
- Energy & Matter
- Chemical Bonding
- The Periodic Table
- Chemical Reactions
- Equilibrium & Common Chemical Reactions
- Dimensions of Motion in Physics
- Newton's Laws in Physics
- Force & Pressure
- Waves, Sound, and Light
- Cell Structure & Function
- Cell Growth & The Process of Cell Division
- Biochemistry of Life
- Evolution: Theories and Principles
- Organism Characteristics
- Introduction to Plant Biology
- Human Anatomy
- Population & The Environment
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Understanding Ecosystems
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Geologic Time
- Water Balance
- Glaciers, Lakes, Rivers & Other Bodies of Water
- The Atmosphere of Earth
- Weather and Storms
- The Solar System: Layout, Formation & Dating
- The Earth, Sky, and Moon
- The Moon: Formation & Phases
- Origins & Theories of the Universe
- GACE Science Flashcards
- Laboratory Equipment and Procedures