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The UN have 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This blog aims to show how Rubbish Science can support them   Aim 1: No Poverty:  What is poverty the UN has these; Absolute poverty was defined as: a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and...
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Rubbish Science in collaboration with CollaboratEd won a contract with the British Council and the British Embassy. The aim of this was to increase the participation of girls/women in STEM. These are the impressions gained from six days in Vietnam talking to many stakeholders.  To try and determine the barriers and a way forward to...
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Before you start feeding birds it is important to know what to feed them, when to and how to. The RSPB provides excellent information here  The aim of this Rubbish Science investigation is to optimise the design of a bird feeder made from a plastic bottle. This could be focussed on specific bird species and...
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As part of the Rubbish Science Use Rubbish – Create Something Useful – Learn Scientific Thinking this challenge is to create the bounciest ball possible just using newspaper, plastic bags and string. Before we start though we need to consider why things bounce. Explain what happens here Before we explain why the cat doesn’t bounce we...
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We have some great news. Rubbish Science is going to operate under the umbrella of the charity Operation Orphan . This means that we can share resources and work on joint projects. The only difference to Rubbish Science is that we will now be primarily working with orphans and their communities. You can donate here  http://www.operation-orphan.org/...
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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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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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