Science & Nature

How to Be a Brilliant Rubbish Scientist and Help Save the Planet

An introduction to the concept of Rubbish Science. Learn scientific literacy whilst solving real problems using only rubbish/trash as a resource. Work with others as part of a global program to connect young scientists collaboratively
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Meets once

9-14

year olds

3-18

learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

School science concentrates on improving novice learners by focussing on knowledge. This is great, but is often limiting/ How far can kids really go if there are no limits?  So you might compare school science t riding an exercise bike, efficient and useful, to Rubbish Science like exploring a mountain on your bike. Exciting and unlimited.  
Students will learn how to solve problems using carefully scientific thinking that takes them through the 
design thinking process for every activity until it becomes second nature. 
We aim to create a scientist who when faced with a claim or idea  immediately thinks: 'Where is the evidence?' and then analyses it to see if it is valid or not. With the high degree of misinformation available online this is an essential skill. 
All our activities are easy to do, but hard to do well
Students only need a piece of A4 paper and a plastic up or similar to do a tablecloth pull 
The padlet will be used only for photos of the results of the student's activities and not of the students themselves to ensure online safety - All images with students will be deleted. No account is needed for either padlet, nor youtube that will be used demonstration purposes only 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
For this introductory session we will be teaching the students how todo a tablecloth pull using science. Please ensure they do not use anything breakable!
The padlet will be used only for photos of the results of the student's activities and not of the students themselves to ensure online safety - All images with students will be deleted. No account is needed for either padlet, nor youtube that will be used for demonstration purposes only 

Teacher

About Me

Hi I am Neil, a physics educator and founder of the charity Rubbish (Trash)  Science that teaches kids how to be brilliant, rubbish scientists. 
I am a qualified highly experienced teacher who still delivers lessons to classes as well as teaching... 
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