There are few more emotive topics than the fate of Earth's remaining Rainforests. This presentation follows a food chain through a forest to highlight what amazing resources they are and why we need to protect them.
"Brilliant. It's so difficult to get them to appreciate what the rainforest issues are, you hit the spot"
Staff, Farnborough Rd School, Southport, April 2009
OCR GCSE Science. Unit 5: Case Study
In everyday life, citizens most often become aware of science-related issues through reports in the media: newspapers, teenage magazines, television, etc. This component of the assessment is designed to help candidates develop strategies for evaluating such information, and to increase awareness of appropriate ways of making decisions about such issues.
Ideally, the study should arise from such a media source. Suitable topics involve some degree of
controversy, or disagreement, either about the interpretation of the scientific evidence, or about
how individuals or society should respond. The title for a Case-Study is best phrased as a
question to be answered by careful balancing of evidence and opinions from a variety of sources.
• Contributing to decision making on a science-related issue (e.g. should we buy rainforest alliance branded food?)