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Science & Technology Used in Everyday Life - Chapter Summary
These fun and engaging science lessons will help you review the use of science and technology in everyday life. The chapter covers everything from chemicals found in household products to communication devices such as satellites and GPS. You'll review the science behind genetically modified organisms and look at different types of forensic evidence. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify chemicals found in household products
- Understand the applications of technology found in everyday life
- Recognize common communication and wireless computing devices
- Know what GMOs are
- Contextualize the benefits and problems associated with the use of pesticides
- Name examples of natural fertilizers
- Summarize cases involving different types of forensic evidence
The chapter's lessons are taught by expert science instructors who convey the everyday applications of science and technology in an engaging and straightforward manner. This way, you can be sure you're learning each concept as quickly as possible. You can check your understanding of the material by taking interactive quizzes and printing lesson transcripts. Lessons can be studied as many times as needed and specific topics can be quickly found using the course Dashboard and video Timelines. The chapter's material is accessible on any computer or mobile device, and you can study at any time that's convenient.
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. Technology Found in Everyday Life: Examples & Applications
In this lesson, we'll be looking at applications of technology in our life, such as batteries, microchips, lasers, and fiber optics. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a better understanding of how these technologies work and their importance in different aspects of daily life.
3. 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.
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. 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.
6. What Are Natural Fertilizers? - Examples & Overview
In this lesson you will learn about natural fertilizers and how they can stimulate plant growth when added to soil. Examples are given to aid your understanding. At the end, take a quiz to test your knowledge.
7. Forensic Evidence: Types, Definition & Cases
The term 'forensic' actually means relating to law and science. In this lesson, we'll review different types of forensic evidence. We'll also look at real world cases where forensic evidence was used to solve crimes.
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