SRSP 16-19 Topic 3 Unit 1c – The 20th Century
This unit consists of five different sections. The first of these deals with fundamentalism, examining what is meant by this term which is widely used today. There is also a unit which looks at quantum theory, quantum mechanics and the scientific and philosophical consequences of these theories. Einstein is considered as an example of the contrast between the Newtonian way of seeing the world and that influenced by quantum experiments.
Some other discoveries have important implications for relating science and religion; the discovery of the double helix structure and the Human Genome project are explored in sections three and four. None of these can be studied without reference to the people who have been involved with them, including some of the notable women (section five).
This unit consists of 5 sub-units and is suitable for students aged from 16 to 19 years
- 3c[i]: Fundementalism – 1 lesson
- 3c[ii]: The New Physics – 4 lessons
- 3c[iii]: Crick and Watson – 1 lesson
- 3c[iv]: The Human Genome – 1 lesson
- 3c[v]: Women in Science and Religion – 1 lesson
- Why are quantum theory and quantum mechanics such key ideas?
- What is meant by fundamentalism?
- Who were the people involved in the discovery of DNA?
- What are the implications of the Human Genome project for the relationship between Science and Religion?
- In what ways have women begun to play a more prominent role in modern physics?
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3c[ii]: The New Physics
3c[iii]: Crick and Watson
3c[iv]: The Human Genome
3c[v]: Women in Science