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  • 1. Classification of Science
  • 2. Classification of Science Pure Science Applied Technology Integrated ( Tekne =art ( LifeScience, Physical, Science or craft ) Science Earth Science )
  • 3. Reflective Thinking Activity: When isScience a friend or a Foe?Science as a Science as aFriend Foe1. 1.2. 2.3. 3.4. 4.
  • 4. When is science a friend or a foe? Guide Questions: 1. Is science really a friend? In What way? 2. Is Science really a foe? How? 3. Does technology which is a product of science results to life or to death? Why/ 4. Do you believe that when science came, DISORDER followed? Why? What are the evidences? 5. Do you believe that before we know Science, there was ORDER? Why?
  • 5. Why study Science andTechnology in Society
  • 6. Key Concepts:1. Science and technology characterize contemporary society than anything else.2. Science and Technology are responsible for the greatest promises and the greatest threats to modern civilization e.g. weapons of mass destruction, pollution, medicines, genetic engineering.3. Science and Technology have tremendous impact on the three leading concerns of most citizens, i. e. the economy, medical well-being, the military.4. Technology’s social and cultural role in society is to sustain the private corporation, provide a source of personal identity and integrate and stratify society.
  • 7. The Role of Technology in SocietyTechnological Advancements usually generates “ threats” and “ Opportunities”
  • 8. Three helpful views of technology The heightened prominence of technology in society makes the interrelated task of profiting from its opportunities and containing its dangers a major intellectual and intellectual and political challenge of out time. Examples: Gene Therapy Genetic Engineering Cloning
  • 9. Guide Questions: 1. What is this article about? 2. What new or unexpected discoveries have changed the direction of research in this field? 3. What discoveries does the writer predict will take place in the near future? 4. What do the scientists interviewed in the article say are some of the most promising new developments in the field?

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