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1 Science, Technology, Society and the Environment.

2 Science  The goal of science is often to describe, explain, and predict relationships that occur naturally.  In other words, science tries to explain objects and events.  E.g., How do changes in the kind of soil affect how abundantly mushrooms grow?

3 Technology  The goal of technology is to try and change the relationship that exists to achieve desirable results.  In other words, technology tries to change objects and events.  E.g., how can we stop mushrooms from growing on lawns?

4 Science VS Technology  A scientist would attempt to explain how the changes in soil affect how abundantly mushrooms grow.  A technologist would attempt to develop ways to stop mushroom growth on lawns.  These fields have much in common. Often the information gathered by the scientist is used by the technologist to make a useful product.

5 Distinguishing Between Science and Technology  The next slide contains a list of 18 ideas about this crop duster.  Some of the ideas relate to science and other ideas relate to technology.  Consider each idea carefully and place it in the appropriate column on the handout given to you by your teacher.

6 Science and Technology Ideas  Design of airplane  Chemistry  Use of pesticides on crops to increase yields  Propulsion  Motion  Type of tires used  Design of runway  Lift  Possible risk involved  Flight  Velocity  Acceleration  Financial resources available  Type of fuel used in airplane  Materials used in construction of plane  Gravity  Time  Patent of design

7 Ideas That Relate to Science  Motion  Flight  Acceleration  Lift  Velocity  Propulsion  Time  Gravity  Chemistry

8 Ideas That Relate to Technology  Design of aircraft  Materials used in construction of airplane  Type of tires used  Design of runways  Type of fuel used in airplane  Patent of design  Possible risk involved  Financial resources available  Use of pesticides on crops to increase yield

9 Society  Society can be defined as a group, large or small, of people in a particular place and time who are linked by common goals and interests.  Society is affected greatly by both science and technology.  How will society be affected by the scientific and technological ideas of airplanes we just discussed?

10 Affects on Society  People can travel long distances in a short period of time.  Society will want to know the airplane is safe before they use it. Laws and standards will help ensure people’s safety.

11 Environment  The environment is known as the natural world; the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, plant or any other living thing operates.  Science and technology have many impacts, both positive and negative, on the environment.  How will the environment be affected by the scientific and technological ideas of airplanes we just discussed?

12 Affects on the Environment  Increased pollution  Increased use of fuel  As humans travel globally they carry and spread disease from one area of the world to another.  Ecosystems destroyed to build runways.  Affects of pesticides on organisms other than the crops sprayed.

13 Concluding Activity  Write down 10 technologies you use daily that you feel you could not live without.  Consider the impact each technology has on society and the environment.  Write down an impact for both society and the environment for each of your technologies. They can be either positive or negative impacts.

14 For example………..  I love bathroom cleaners that are “scrub-free” chemical based cleaners.  Society: it takes me less time to clean my bathroom.  Environment: these cleaners are made of chemicals that are harmful to the environment.


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