Technological problems and advances often create a demand for new scientific knowledge, and new technologies make it possible for scientists to extend their research in new ways or to undertake entirely new lines of research. The very availability of new technology itself often sparks scientific advances.
Learning Goal 2
Mathematics, creativity, logic, and originality are all needed to improve technology.
Learning Goal 3b
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.
Design and Systems
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 3
Complex systems have layers of controls. Some controls operate particular parts of the system and some control other controls. Even fully automatic systems require human control at some point.