Deep Oil: The Technology, Risks, and Benefits of Offshore Oil Drilling
3 The Nature of Technology
Design and Systems
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 2
The value of any given technology may be different for different groups of people and at different points in time.
Learning Goal 4
Risk analysis is used to minimize the likelihood of unwanted side effects of a new technology. The public perception of risk may depend, however, on psychological factors as well as scientific ones.