NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ831460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Plastics in Our Environment: A Jigsaw Learning Activity
Hampton, Elaine; Wallace, Mary Ann; Lee, Wen-Yee
Science Scope, v32 n7 p56-61 Mar 2009
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. (Contains 4 essays, each with individual references.)
National Science Teachers Association. 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782; Fax: 703-243-3924; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A