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PEEP for Physics & Ethics at GCSE

Using Science to support Biodiversity

National Parks & Biodiversity on Paths


This project will allow you to consider some of the issues that arise when scientists monitor the environment to detect changes in biodiversity. You will then have the experience and understanding to carry out your own work in your ‘local’ area.

The project is based around an example taken from a National Park, where some of activities might damage footpaths, leading to the loss of biodiversity and in extreme cases, soil erosion.

There are a number of stages, and you can complete as many of these as you wish.

  1. Research: setting the scene and understanding the principles and dilemmas.
  2. Designing the scientific investigation.
  3. How to carry out the investigation.
  4. Handling and analysing the results.
  5. Using the results.
  6. How you can act – some wider thoughts and some ‘local’ action.

Next Research


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View from Combestone Tor to Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

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View from Combestone Tor to Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

The BEEP Team would like to thank Dr. Roger Poland of Kings College, Taunton and Orlando Rutter of the Dartmoor Nation Park Authority Education Service for writing this section.