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Science Sampler: Plastics in our environment—A jigsaw learning activity

by: Elaine Hampton, Mary Ann Wallace, and Wen-Yee Lee

In this lesson, a ready-to-teach cooperative reading activity, students learn about the effects of plastics n 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.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2009Stock # ss09_032_07_56Volume 032Issue 07

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