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Title: Eating PCBs from Lake Ontario - Is There an Effect or Not?
Url: http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=...
Creator: Ribbens, Eric
Publisher: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Description: This case study examines how the media reports news stories related to science. It is based on an actual news story which reported research on the effects of eating fish from Lake Ontario, which may be contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). The lesson is best for undergraduate science courses. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture -- Fish culture
Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture -- Fish culture -- Diseases and adverse factors -- Pollution. Water quality
History (America) -- United States local history -- The Lake region. Great Lakes -- Lake Ontario
Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Toxicology -- Special poisons and groups of poisons -- Organic poisons -- Special, A-Z -- Polychlorinated biphenyls
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Agriculture
Key Concept: Ecology -- Pollution
Agriculture -- Aquaculture
Agriculture -- Fish
Environmental engineering -- Pollution
Environmental engineering -- Food safety and protection
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2001-05-15
Resource Type: Cases
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Teachers
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo.
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-01-03 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-30 11:03:51 (W3C-DTF)
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Resource URL Clicks: 27
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