Societies influence what aspects of technology are developed and how these are used. People control technology (as well as science) and are responsible for its effects.
Learning Goal 8
Scientific laws, engineering principles, properties of materials, and construction techniques must be taken into account in designing engineering solutions to problems.
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 3
In deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or curtail existing ones, some key questions arise concerning possible alternatives, who benefits and who suffers, financial and social costs, possible risks, resources used (human, material, or energy), and waste disposal.
Learning Goal 5
Human inventiveness has brought new risks as well as improvements to human existence.
Learning Goal 6
The human ability to influence the course of history comes from its capacity for generating knowledge and developing new technologies—and for communicating ideas to others.