Ch 12: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.5: Bioengineering

About This Chapter

The Bioengineering chapter of this ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with bioengineering. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Bioengineering textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Bioengineering chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the bioengineering topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Technological applications of living organisms
  • Artificial selection
  • Genetic engineering
  • Adaptive and assistive technology
  • Medical technology
  • Nature-inspired technology

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6 Lessons in Chapter 12: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.5: Bioengineering
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How Living Organisms Are Used as Technology

1. How Living Organisms Are Used as Technology

Discover how humans use living organisms to achieve their goals -- living organisms as technology. Learn about the different types of biotechnology. Take a quiz and test your knowledge.

Artificial Selection in Evolution

2. Artificial Selection in Evolution

Humans have been selectively breeding for desirable traits in plants and animals for a long time. This artificial selection allows for a lot of control in the breeding process but can also lead to unintended mutations within a population of organisms.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples

3. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples

How do we make the insulin used by diabetic patients? In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of how genetic engineering can be used to transform a bacterial host cell into a genetically-modified organism that produces human insulin.

Adaptive & Assistive Technology: Definition & Uses

4. Adaptive & Assistive Technology: Definition & Uses

In this lesson, you'll learn about adaptive and assistive technologies and how they help people with disabilities live more independently, participate in education, and perform job functions.

Medical Technology: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Nature-Inspired Technology: Definition & Examples

6. Nature-Inspired Technology: Definition & Examples

Learn how nature has inspired all kinds of technology across human history, and is likely to do so into the future. Test your new knowledge with a quiz.

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