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100 Seeds Challenge – Breaking out of a poverty trap
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Scenario You are a young person stuck in a poverty trap living in a slum and sorting rubbish for a living. You have plenty of plastic and other rubbish resources available, but no money. You find some seeds. What can you do? This scenario, given in the pdf worksheet – Link here 10 spinach seeds challenge 2 is an all...
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Rubbish Science is a non-profit CIC (Community Interest Company)  that aims to empower communities through the development of scientific literacy. There are three principles involved: Use discarded materials (ie rubbish) Create something useful (a fly trap from a plastic bottle) Learn Scientific approaches to problem-solving  ( You can make a fly trap in 20 seconds,...
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The principle behind Rubbish Science is using rubbish as a resource to create something useful. Then using scientific thinking to improve the outcomes. The materials are discarded bottles and bags, So are mostly free and easy to source. The experiments are outwardly simple – anyone can set them up and achieve successful results. But most have complex outcomes...
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Rubbish Science is a new initiative aimed at creating scientific thinkers the world over. There are three broad aims Remove rubbish from the environment – mainly plastic and learn why we need to remove it Create something useful with it – A fly trap from a plastic bottle or a hydroponics micro garden Learn scientific thinking...
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The old Masaai man was standing on the dirt road waving his hand. I stopped and he jumped in the car. It soon became clear he could speak no English but was an enthusiastic pointer! He travelled with us a long way with lots of happy non-verbal communication, but we had no idea where he...
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Rubbish Science is about creating things that serve a purpose in a community from rubbish that is locally sourced. In creating, these people learn about scientific thinking and environmental issues The idea for Rubbish Science was born a long time ago but only really crystallised from doing voluntary work in a rural school in a...
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Pollution Issues – Why do we need Rubbish Science?
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Plastic bottles are a good place to start – Why do these need to be removed from the environment? Plastic bottles and bags are one of the scourges of our planet causing huge problems in ecosystems. The physical unsightly nature of plastic bottles and bags washing up on beaches is just the start. There are...
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Rubbish Science is about taking rubbish from the environment, turning it into something useful and learning scientific principles. Our activities are all simple to do but have complex outcomes with many variables. Please can you help us to make this project big enough to be effective. The challenge is very simple. Can you grow a...
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Micro gardening at Sturminster Newton School
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For activities week at Sturminster Newton School Chris Brown set up a micro gardening event. Students were to use plastic bottles in stacks to grow salads. She was inspired by what she had seen in Thailand on an organic farm in Thailand – island organics. Students used various sizes bottles zip tied to a fence...
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