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  • Sticky notes (could be used as a starter) Discussion following ….
  • See: for explanations of areas if not known. Size has no significance – just to look interesting!
  • Ivy Mike was the first H Bomb test, it was exploded at 7.15 am local time on November 1st 1952. The mushroom cloud was 8 miles across and 27 miles high. The canopy was 100 miles wide. Radioactive mud fell out of the sky followed by heavy rain. 80 million tons of earth was vaporised. Mike was the first ever megaton yeild explosion.
  • The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." This is a truly amazing video and it was in 1969!!! If you think about it, you have orders of magnitude more processing power in your mobile phone than they did in the whole space craft!! Incredible!
  • At this point break your group up into 4 smaller groups. You may want to break up in to even smaller groups and have different groups looking at the same discoveries.
  • Review of Cars.
  • Review of the internet.
  • Review of flight
  • Review of Dolly.
  • More information about the LHC is avaliabel here: www. lhc
  • A look at the machine that was built to re-create the Big Bang. Intriguing clip from BBC show Horizon - Six Billion Dollar Experiment.
  • Science socity

    1. 1. Science & SocietyHow does science affect society?
    2. 2. The biggest scientific discovery in the last100 years has been…
    3. 3. Aims• Discover how scientific discoveries change theway we see the world.• Discuss how these changes can change thecourse of history.• Reflect on what science really has done forsociety and YOU.• Consider how science could change society inthe future.
    4. 4. Science & SocietyScience and Society have been linked forhundreds of years – from the arguments about theEarth being the centre of the solar system torecent debates surrounding GM foods and stemcell research.The kind of society we live in and the amount andnature of science taking place in it are boundtogether inextricably.
    5. 5. biologyengineeringavionicschemicalParticle PhysicsbiometricsmedicalprostheticsNeurologyAstronomyEcologyGeologyMeteorologyOceanographyCosmologyEmbryologyEntomologyGeneticsImmunologyPathologyPharmacology ZoologyVirologyRoboticsScience Doesn’t Affect Me?!
    6. 6. Science Changing SocietyEarth at the centre of the universe.Prior to the 16thCentury it was commonly held that theEarth was the centre of the universe and all otherplanets orbited around us.In the mid-16thCentury Copernicus went against thescientific and religious beliefs of the time and putforward a ‘heliocentric’ model whereby the Sun wasat the centre with Earth merely being one of manyplanets which orbited it.
    7. 7. How science changed the way they thought.• Before the 16thCentury ideas about theuniverse had little basic theory to go on.• Educated people were taught classical ideas(controlled massively by religious scholars).• Overturning a classical view, for example,astronomy, resulted in a profoundly differentway of looking at the world which, in part,went against religious teachings.
    8. 8. Science Changing HistoryIvy Mike was the first H Bombtest. It was exploded at 7.15 amlocal time on November 1st1952. The mushroom cloud was8 miles across and 27 mileshigh. The canopy was 100 mileswide. Radioactive mud fell out ofthe sky followed by heavy rain.80 million tons of earth wasvaporised. Mike was the firstever megaton yield explosion.
    9. 9. TheAtomicAge
    10. 10. Science Changing HistoryThe Apollo 11 mission was the firsthuman spaceflight to land on the Moon.Launched on July 16, 1969, it carriedMission Commander Neil Armstrong,Command Module Pilot Michael Collins,and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin,Jr.On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrinbecame the first humans to land on theMoon, while Collins orbited above.
    11. 11. Onegiantleap
    12. 12. Activity: Science & Society• How has your discovery altered the course ofhistory?• How has your discovery been used to solvehuman problems?• Has your discovery actually caused any newproblems?• Has your discovery been supported orobjected by society and governments?
    13. 13. The Future: Designer Babies. term "designer baby"refers to a baby whose geneticmakeup has been artificiallyselected by genetic engineeringcombined with in vitrofertilisation to ensure thepresence or absence ofparticular genes orcharacteristics.
    14. 14. The Future: The Large Hadron Collider• How did our universe come tobe the way it is?• The Universe started with a BigBang – but we don’t fullyunderstand how or why itdeveloped the way it did. TheLHC will let us see how matterbehaved a tiny fraction of asecond after the Big Bang.Researchers have some ideas ofwhat to expect – but also expectthe unexpected!
    15. 15. LargeHadronCollider
    16. 16. ReviewWe’ve considered:• Past scientific discoveries and their effect onsociety and thinking at the time.• What recent (last 100 years) developments inscience have meant for society andindividuals.• What could happen with future developmentsin science.
    17. 17. Final Thought• Throughout this lesson we have consideredwhat affect Science has on Society. However,it should be considered that often Society hasa profound effect on Science.• Public outrage or support can push forward orhalt scientific discovery. But should it?