E T S Praxis Series

Middle School Science (0439)

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Topics Covered

Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.

Current section: V. Earth/Space Sciences

VI. Science, Technology, and Society

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the uses and applications of science and technology in daily life (e.g., production, transmission, and use of energy; production, storage, use, management, and disposal of consumer products; management of natural resources; nutrition and public health issues, agricultural practices, etc.)
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the social, political, ethical and economic issues arising from the use of certain technologies (e.g., cloning, prolonging life, prenatal testing, etc.) and the impact of science and technology on the environment and human affairs