Development of the Endocrine Disruptor Experiment in Teaching Program for Teenagers

  • Yeo, Min-Kyeong (Department of Environmental Science, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Lim, Eun-Hee (Department of Environmental Education Graduate School, Kyung Hee University)
  • Published : 2008.08.30


We investigated the education process of an environmental experiment in middle and high school. The major objective was that students understand about biological toxicity of endocrine disruptor. We used bisphenol A in environmental experiment to educate them about the effects of endocrine disruptor. The test animal was zebrafish (Danio rerio, wild type) which is very easy to use in the school experiment class. We educated the high school students (n=25) in Suwon through this teaching program. Finally we analyzed the effect of research education between two groups, education students (test) and non-education students (control). This experiment showed there were some positive effects on environmental reorganization of students. They understood the affect of endocrine disruptors in fish and man. Specifically, understanding the importance of preservation of ecosystem increased in the test-education group.


Education for teenager;Endocrine disruptor;Zebrafish;Bisphenol A


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