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Chapter Assessment Technology Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Scientific Ideas and Technological Development

Writing a Report

Using the Internet, reference materials, and other printed material, write a report that describes how scientific ideas influenced technological developments during different periods in U.S. history. Consider the following topics:

  • how Enlightenment ideas affected 17th-century science
  • how scientific ideas affected industrialization in the 19th century