History of Science and Technology Lesson 1
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History of Science and Technology Lesson 1

Discover how science and technology have evolved over time, and their impacts on social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. Learn about the precursors to scientific and technological innovations.

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What is the focus of the history of science and technology?

How science and technology have changed across time

What was the significance of the Sumerian wheel?

It was used for farm work and food processes

What is the name of the writing system developed by the Sumerians?

Cuneiform

What was the purpose of the Great Ziggurat?

<p>It was a mountain of god</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the significance of ancient civilizations in the history of science and technology?

<p>They paved the way for advances in science and technology</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the term 'antecedent' refer to?

<p>A precursor to the unfolding or existence of something</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary source of silk?

<p>Silk worms</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the main catalyst for the agricultural revolution in the Middle Ages?

<p>Heavy plough</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the original intention of Chinese alchemists when they mixed charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate?

<p>To achieve immortality</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary function of the mechanical clock?

<p>To accurately keep track of time</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary purpose of the spinning wheel?

<p>To transform fiber into thread or yarn</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which period marked major advances in science and technology?

<p>Middle Ages</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the purpose of wearing Kohl around the eyes in ancient Egypt?

<p>To prevent and cure diseases</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the purpose of the wigs in ancient Egypt?

<p>To protect the shaved heads from the sun</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the Antikythera Mechanism used for?

<p>To predict astronomical positions and eclipses</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the Aeolipile also known as?

<p>Hero's engine</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was unique about the Roman structures?

<p>They were able to withstand time and harsh environmental conditions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the first known newspaper known as?

<p>The Gazette</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is credited with designing and operating the first engine-powered airplane?

<p>Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the first thing John Logie Baird successfully televised in 1924?

<p>Objects in outline</p> Signup and view all the answers

What became more important with the invention of the telephone?

<p>Maintaining connections with each other in real time</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was projected by John Logie Baird in 1928?

<p>Colored images</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who invented the telephone?

<p>Alexander Graham Bell</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary motivation for the invention of the printing press?

<p>To address the need for publishing books at a faster rate</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was a major consequence of industrialization?

<p>Greater risks in human health, food, and safety, and environmental concerns</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the maximum magnification capability of the first compound microscope?

<p>Ten times the object's size</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was a significant impact of Galileo Galilei's invention of the telescope?

<p>It showed that the universe is far larger than previously imagined</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary purpose of the weaving invention?

<p>To increase the rate of fiber spinning</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is credited with the invention of the first compound microscope?

<p>Zacharias Janssen and his father Hans</p> Signup and view all the answers

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