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Homework: Science’s effect on our planet

Watch this clip from the movie called “Manufactured Landscapes”.

Make comments to tell us what responsibility you think scientists have and how you think humans could use their scientific knowledge.

  1. 18saeyeono
    April 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I think that sciencetosts have to make a invention that is not involved in war and explosives and also nuke powers that will be effected on our planets. Scisntists have to know what there are doing about their inventions and think if it is going to be helpfull or not and I bet that there going to be a searious problem to the world.I also think that people should care about their mechines because every time there are chemicals and toxics on mechines if it gets thrown away.I think that we shoulld use science to unlock the truth about the world and history. I also think that now people should care about the globle warming by tecnoledges.

  2. Paul
    April 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I think that the safety of humans is the most important thing that scientist should try and find out. I think that before we look at ways to improve our life lets find out ways to maintain it. I think if the scientists can find out a way of being safe in the earths environment.

  3. michaelt
    April 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I think that scientists have the responsibility to choose if they want to use science to help humans or use it for war and weapons. scientists could use their scientific knowledge to find ways to help the world and better ways to use old computers and normal people could use their scientific knowledge to create ideas and send them to scientists to see if the idea could work.

  4. Johan
    April 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I think that scientists have a huge responsiibility and thats safety. Sciuentists always have to be careful when they do experiments and make sure they do something wrong and dangerous things will happen. Humans should always use their scientific knowledege. They shouls also continue learning about it. The humans also have to think about safety at all times and that is one way that they can use their science.

  5. Manisha
    April 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    The scientist’s responsibility is to do experiments and make new things like electronics, plastics etc which is not good for the environment because they have very powerful chemicals in them which can ruin our environment. What people can do with their scientific knowledge is by reusing the the garbage to make things.That will make he environment look much much better.

  6. May
    April 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    When scientists do experiment they have to be very careful of what they put in things scientist’s reponsibility is safety. Safety is always thefirst because if you don’t care about your safety then when you’re doing an experiment you might have accidents or might die. Normal people should use scientist’s knowledge to create something cool for example: computers or something that no one has it etc. Normal people might create something that it good for nature or not dangerous to anything and that is good.

    • May
      April 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      Normal people can create something that is good for the enviroment.

      • 18saeyeono
        April 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        I kind of disagree because people can make a rubbish in days.

        • 18saeyeono
          April 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

          Also we are the ones who uses the meterials that is made out of unfriendly nature.

    • Pin
      April 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      I agree with saeyeon and disagree with him. Its true that we are the one producing all this rubbish but in a Positive way we can actually do something good because we have a brain. People don’t do it because they are too lazy to

  7. April 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    The responsibility of the scientists is to make new things in stuff like what Manisha said.I think humans use their scientific knowledge as in doing stuff by these things just like plastics, electronics and etc.

    • 18Aayushk
      April 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      What sort of new stuff should they make?

  8. sebastian
    April 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I think the reasons that we have scientist is so they can keep the world safe and come up with solutions because most of the world is too lazy to do anything to help the world. We leave everything to scientist because they are the experts and have lots of knowledge. If everyone had scientific knowledge all are problems in the world would be solved because we would all have solutions.

    • 18saeyeono
      April 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I agree with you Seby because now days people always plays computer games and video games or small screen games like PSP.

  9. Pimboon
    April 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I think the reponsibily of scientists are that hey have to make inventions that arent toxic or harmful to us and that they have to discover things and make things for us to use thats safe and handy, and they have to be 100% sure- so they have to test it many many times. I also agree with Sae-Yeon that scientist have to be careful about explosives and stuff that could “break” the worls- and I also agree with Johan about dangerous stuff. I also think that they have to be accurate so that they dont make so much mistakes and that it diesnt need so much waste like the computers in China. I think humans could use their scientific knowledge by helping themselves and not depend on scientists all the time.

  10. 18Aayushk
    April 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I think it is scientist’s responsibility to inform us about the world and what is going on in it. I also think its their responsibility to find a way to make electricity without wasting lots of fossil fuels. Another thing I think is scientist’s responsibility is to try and find a way so that poor people, people who need to walk 5 kilometers, and people without a source of clean healthy water, can get clean water easily.
    I think scientist should stop making new mp3 players, computers, phones, cars, ipods, motorbikes and vans because all of those things are just making our planet worse but helping them earn more money and that’s why they do this. Instead you can do something that helps the environment and our well being, for example it is better to try and make environmentally friendly cars or make a system which can predict natural disasters in time.

    • Anirudh
      April 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      I agree with your comment. They should make environmentally friendly cars because petrol is going to soon run out.

  11. Am
    April 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    In my opinion, Scientists’ responsibility is choice like Michael said. However, scientists don’t always get to choose, and it’s not always their fault. I don’t think scientists choose to put all the thrown away computers in China, but scientists create the things that will lead to a positive and negative future.
    Talking about computers, since scientists are the inventors, they have to make a choice to make something or not. Now we have computers-that’s great because we can contact each other, share information and ideas, and a lot of other things. But all this is destroying our environment.
    We can’t just blame it all on scientists though. Scientists can make unimaginable things, and they are great but they can lead to a bad future which is what often happens.

    Humans can use scientific knowledge for many things. Classic examples are saving their own lives, creating something new or making life better. People can use what they know to beware of natural disasters, invent new things or jsut know about the proccess of things and be more creative.

  12. Pin
    April 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I think that scientist are great people they are really creative and smart. They make the world easier and when they have ideas they do it and see what happens. But the inventions scientists make they will lead to bad futures too (just like Am said) I agree with am that we shouldn’t blame every thing to the scientists because scientist wants to help make life easier to and so that is why technology is made. Scientist have a really creative mind to create all of these things that we are using right now they spend day and night working on these creations of theirs until there is a design that is just perfect and the idea gets selled all over the world and then they will make new and new ideas to improve the world. But most of their ideas are all creative and they make unimaginable things but most of them lead to a bad future. We all understand it but we are too lazy to take action to say Hey this is enough we have to know how to stop. We are going to be comfortable now but all of this that we are doing is destroying the earth so in the future we will have a uncomfortable life and just like Mr. Sam said humans are incredibly stupid and we will moan all day about our life in the future. So I think now its not too late to change any thing but we just need to know that we should take action and not only speak. I agree with am that its not the scientists fault that they are dumping all the computers there and make people in china destroy them. I don’t know the answer to that but maybe because China is a big country with alot of people in the country so maybe that is why people are dumping computers there because there are big spaces there that aren’t used and so people can dump stuff there. I’m not sure about that but its just my opinion.
    I think in the future scientist can “notice” this problem and try to change it. We also have to be part of it too, not just wait for them to change the world because it can be too late. They can come up with ideas that can improve the world and technology so that it doesn’t harm the earth any longer. 🙂

    • Pin
      April 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      adding to the end part, I want to add-
      We should also support the good ideas of the scientist so that other people in parts of the world can know about the idea and also support it. 🙂

  13. Jin
    April 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I agree with all of you!!

    I also think that they should make inventions that aren’t harmful to the world because when it is thrown away it is very toxic and it affects the river and the soil in China. I was shocked by the amount of electronic and high technology items thrown in China because it affects lot of places but people just think China is really big and so they just throw it away in open places. I also think that scientists can maybe invent things like non-electronic computers or something like that or some materials that aren’t harmful. But I saw many recycled things in China they heat that and it gets recycled. I think that this happened because of scientists and US because they invent things to get money and we want it so badly now in the modern 21st world there are lots of harmful devices like Ipods or PS3 or something like that.

  14. Anirudh
    April 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Scientists work very hard to create new things that we use, so it will be unfair to blame everything on them. All the new technology scientist create we all use it happily. Scientist job is to invent things and they are doing it all right. We humans should be thinking before changing the computer, telephones, ETC. When new things come out we feel like buying it. So it’s a vicious circle. We all need to get together and find ways to recycle. Lets save the world before its too late!

  15. gabi
    April 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    😦 😦 😦 the video never works for mee!!

    • Jin
      April 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Gabi I will send you the link of the video by email and on this reply.

  16. gabi
    April 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦

  17. Ken
    April 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    People waste and waste all the time and they are so lazy to sort the rubish for unburn stuff and burn stuff(exept japanese Woo!) I think all the Scientist from the world should come together one day and make a blue print( I think most of you know what a blue rint is but it’s a blue sheet of paper that have lines and they draw the things they are really going to make. Not just talk about it and not do it.) of a un poluting machinge that will burn plastic in a way that it does not polute, and one country will make one part and the other country do the other part so ever country makes one part. When they are all dome they come together and combine it. This way it wont connect to war and it will be safe. I think that if they make some kind of machine like that I think theyt shouldent sell it and just give it to the rubbish organiser for free. I think that they shoulden’t sell it because people humans are to lazy ( Except Japan Woo!) and they should do there rubbish by there self. But if they do that the rubbish organiser won’t need the machine so it’s a problem. I think every time they make a good invention there a problem and I think thats how ife goes spo we have to deal with that problem.

  18. Ken
    April 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Oh yeah and sorry I commented late there a reason and that reason is that I had japanese work See ys al tommorow good ni!

  19. Ken
    April 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I wrote the last comment in a funky way

    • Yeachan
      April 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Good night Ken!

  20. Paula
    April 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Scientists carry the huge responsibility of when inventing something,they need to find a way to deal with the waste of their inventions and creations.

    It is like what we have been looking at in class during the exhibition. “Thinking with the future in mind”.
    Scientists should look at a bigger future of their product and what will happen to it in years. If they can’t think about the big picture of their establishment but only about how much money it will bring them, or how it will be practical for the next year or so then they need to quit creating, inventing and bringing new objects, theories, and functioning organizational systems.

  21. Sam
    April 27, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I think the effect sciemce has on the earth can sometimes be positive but sometimes negative. An example for a positive effect could be the machines that clean the water/sea because this machine is helping the environment. An example of something negative could be electronics etc. Some kids can’t live without all their electronics and the earth can’t take too much.
    Like Pimboon and Paula, I also think scientists have a responsibility. It might be that they have to create something that won’t hurt us too much. For example, they have to make sure that when the phone is next to our ear, it doesn’t damage our brain. Also, like Paula said, they have to find a way to deal with their waste. I think scientist produce a lot of waste from their inventions/creations because maybe when they invent something they might want to improve it so they make another one and the old one turns to waste. Also, some of their creations aren’t very good so they throw it away and it turns to waste.


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