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Teach your students to be Brilliant Rubbish Scientists

£155.00£185.00 + VAT

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Have you ever looked at the content of your lesson and thought about how long it would take to teach if your students were scientifically literate? The answer is usually less than 10 minutes, but we are trapped in a Catch 22 situation that we don’t have time to turn them into scientists as we have too much content to deliver. So we plod on inefficiently.

Rubbish Science aims to develop students into scientists through solving real-world problems in a very structured and scaffolded manner using only rubbish as the equipment. So we can make plastic bottle fly traps, insulated flasks, solar stills and turn plastic bags into fishing lines. The activities are all easy to do, but hard to do well, they have multiple variables and the students may discover something no one else knows. They can also collaborate with less privileged students to help create water, food and health security. Rubbish Science is girl friendly and aims to attract underrepresented groups.

By the end of this course, you will be able to run Rubbish Science Workshops for your students and join our global community making the world a better place through evidence based thinking.


Course objectives

• Develop students scientific literacy;
• Discover a wealth of resources to engage;
• Enthuse and educate students in scientific thinking

Target audience: All teachers who deliver science



“Having collaborated with Neil Atkin several times already, I can wholeheartedly state that Neil is an outstanding educator and science facilitator. His ability to both entertain and engage his audiences with puzzling inquiry-based tasks while at the same time creating an exceptional educational environment is unparalleled. Neil’s approach to education is highly innovative, evidence-based, and inclusive on every level. Indeed, Neil ensures that all participants of his workshops leave the room happy, inspired and with a smile on their faces.”


Further information

Times: 9:30am – 3:00pm live online training via Zoom
Trainer will be in the room at 9:15am and until 3:30pm to answer any questions or for further information etc.
Breaks for mid morning and afternoon including an hour for lunch will also be given.
Questions and discussions are welcome throughout the training. We want to make this your day.


Your Pack

Information and links will be emailed to you prior and during the course.
Your pack including handouts, a M&S gift voucher for food, snack pen and notepad will be posted to you prior to the course.
We will ensure that the training day is made comfortable and stress free for you to enjoy wherever you are.
This course is also available as in-house / INSET training at your school. Contact us for details.

Additional information

Date and Location

13th October 2022, 25th January 2023