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Disequilibrium: The Advantages of Biodegradable Products

by: Todd Hoover

This column shows how to use discrepant events to confront misconceptions. In this month’s discrepant event, students learn about the environmental impact of two kinds of packing peanuts. Students then identify an environmental problem within their own home, school, or community and develop ways to address the problem and minimize human impact on the environment.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2018Stock # ss18_041_06_18Volume 041Issue 06

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