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Imagine you are an orphan, own virtually nothing and live in an area where you have a very difficult life. You find a bean seed (a Climbing French Bean ) How valuable would this be? What would you do in order to grow your bean as effectively as possible? Upload ideas and photos and tag...
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We were asked to deliver a session to 75 Le Rosey students as part of their Festival of Education 2019.) If you want us to deliver a session at your school please get in contact.) As usual many students expressed their fear of failure, particularly public failure and so we got one who expressed this...
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Sierra Leone is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Stunning beaches and truly wonderful people, up there with the friendliest in the World. However, when I tell people I am going to Sierra Leone they always worry about my safety. They think of civil war, Ebola and terrorism, conflating all West Africas problems...
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Sierra Leone is probably my favourite country. You will not find friendlier, more welcoming and lovely people anywhere. There are no beaches more beautiful than the ones in Sierra Leone and none with fewer tourists When I tell people I am going to Sierra Leone they worry about my safety. They talk of civil war...
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Rubbish Science was chosen by Google as a vehicle to showcase some of its products to large groups of Nordic Educators as part of its Anywhere Classroom Project. One of the rooms at Google Offices in Victoria was converted into a makeshift Rubbish Dump complete with a pond and compost heap. Though I was disappointed...
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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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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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