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Reading Study Guide     Chapter 1 Introduction to Life Science
1-3 Understanding Technology  (pp.19-22)

What Is Technology? (p.19-20)

1. What is technology?
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2. How did technology help Neil Parry?
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3. What is the goal of technology?
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4. How does a refrigerator improve the way you live?
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5. How do eyeglasses or contacts improve the way some people live?
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6. How does a thermometer improve the way you live?
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7. Circle the one that IS NOT an example of technology?
    a. Measuring Cup                      b. Magnifying Glass
    c. Cactus Thorn                        d. Seedless Watermelon

Comparing Technology and Science (p.21)

8. Science  __________________ the natural world.

9. Technology _______________ or _______________ the natural world.

10. A person who is trained to use both technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems is called an __________________________.

11. What are optical fibers? ___________________________________________

12. Name 3 places optical fibers are used in? _______________________________

13. How do doctors use optical fibers? ____________________________________

14. What are endoscopes? _____________________________________________
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Impact on Society (p.22)

15. Is technology always helpful to people? ___________________________

16. What are pesticides? ______________________________________________

17-21 In the table below list the good effects and bad effects of pesticides.
Your list shouls have a total of 5 effects.

      Good Effects of Pesticides         

      Bad Effects of Pesticides         








 


Section 1-3 Assessment

22-26 Choose one example of technology and describe how it has improved your life.
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4 Points   Interesting description and clear explanation
3 Points   Sufficient description and good explanation
2 Points   Some description and explanation
1 Point     Little description and explanation
0 Points   No description and no explanation