10 Themes: Part 8: Science, Technology, and Society

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This lesson covers the interplay between science and technology. It covers how technologies have evolved, and how they influence the personal lives of students. It helps students understand how integral science is to the development of new technologies. Through analyzing past inventions, students will learn to determine how technological advances can effect on society as a whole. All in all, this is a great way to increase scientific literacy among your students.

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Description

Science, technology, and society are three topics that are vitally important to our world today. Unfortunately, many people seem to think of technology only as the latest and greatest gadgets. This lesson plan is designed to help students understand how science and technology have impacted our daily lives and how they will continue to do so in the future.

Students will learn about the history of technology and how it has evolved over time. They will also learn about how technology is used to modify human environments. This lesson is important because it will help students understand how science supports the development of new technologies. Additionally, students will be able to analyze the impact that technology can have on society.

Additional information

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

subject

Social Studies

State Educational Standards

D2.GEO.9.3 -5, D2.GEO.7.6 – 8, D2,ECO.13.6 -8

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.