Science, Technology, and Society


Texas History Conservatism and Contemporary Texas Science, Technology, and Society
Students identify contributions made by Texans to science and technology. Students learn about three Texas leaders in the field of medicine: Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley, and Benjy Brooks. Then they work in groups to conduct research on famous Texas scientists and inventors. Finally, they analyze how innovation builds interdependence between Texas and the world.

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Overview

In this experience, students identify contributions made by Texans to science and technology. Students learn about three Texas leaders in the field of medicine: Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley, and Benjy Brooks. Then they work in groups to conduct research on famous Texas scientists and inventors. Finally, they analyze how innovation builds interdependence between Texas and the world.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scenes 3 and 4. You will assign each group one of four innovators to research, so there should be at least four groups. Multiple small groups may research the same topic.

Note that there is no quiz at the end of this experience.

Objectives

  • Identify contributions to science and technology by Texans.
  • Analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on Texas.




The first handheld calculator was developed at Texas Instruments.


The first heart transplant, the first artificial heart, and the first computer “chip” are just some of the scientific discoveries and technological innovations that were born in Texas. You will learn about some of these discoveries and innovations in this experience.

Objectives

  • Identify contributions to science and technology by Texans.
  • Analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on Texas.

We live in an age of major advancements in science and technology. How has your life been affected by science and technology?


List a scientific discovery or technological innovation that you have used since you woke up today. To list more than one, separate them with a comma, like this: pizza, ice cream.

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