One way science affects society is by stimulating and satisfying people's curiosity and enlarging or challenging their views of what the world is like.
Learning Goal 4
Engineers use knowledge of science and technology, together with strategies of design, to solve practical problems. Scientific knowledge provides a means of estimating what the behavior of things will be even before they are made. Moreover, science often suggests new kinds of behavior that had not even been imagined before, and so leads to new technologies.