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The Impact of Scientific Advances on Science and Society

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The Impact of Scientific Advances on Science and Society

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain how people’s lives have changed over time because of scientific advancement and current technology.
  • Explain how the environment changed as people used their scientific knowledge to shape the world they live in.

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What are some of the valuable tools included in scientific thinking?

~ Some valuable tools included in scientific thinking are evaluation, criticism, accuracy, precision, clarity, objectivity, and logic.

Why do some members of society fear scientific advances?

~ Some members of society fear scientific advances because they believe that such advances will inevitably lead to the development of dangerous things such as weapons or toxic chemicals.

Why should scientific advances not be condemned?

~ Scientific advances should not be condemned because even though they are sometimes used for harmful purposes, the scientists who make such breakthroughs do so only with the intention of advancing their fields.

Who is responsible for deciding whether scientific advances will have a positive or negative effect?

~ Society, which includes both the general public and our governments, is responsible for deciding whether scientific advances will have a positive or negative effect.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms accurately: advance, advancement, and effect of science.
Course Physical Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary scientific thinking, effect of science to the society, scientific developments