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Plastics in the environment: a jigsaw learning activity
Science Scope (2009)
  • Elaine Hampton, University of Texas at El Paso

In this lesson, a ready-to-teach cooperative reading activity, students learn about the effects of plastics in our environment, specifically that certain petrochemicals act as artificial estrogens and impact hormonal activities. Much of the content in this lesson was synthesized from recent medical research about the impact of xenoestrogens and spun off from a curriculum project sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office.

  • plastics,
  • health,
  • cooperative learning,
  • xenoestrogens
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Elaine Hampton. "Plastics in the environment: a jigsaw learning activity" Science Scope Vol. 32 Iss. 7 (2009)
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