Important contributions to the advancement of science, mathematics, and technology have been made by different kinds of people, in different cultures, at different times.
Learning Goal 3
No matter who does science and mathematics or invents things, or when or where they do it, the knowledge and technology that result can eventually become available to everyone in the world.
Learning Goal 8
Scientists' personal interests and viewpoints can influence the questions they investigate.
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 2
Progress in science and invention depends heavily on what else is happening in society.
Learning Goal 6ab
Scientists can bring information, insights, and analytical skills to bear on matters of public concern. Acting in their areas of expertise, scientists can help people understand the likely causes of events and estimate their possible effects.