Cooking with the Sun

Grade Levels: 3-8 | Duration: 40 minutes to build, 1 hour to “cook”

Engineer a solar oven and use solar energy and radiation to warm a chosen food item.
(Lab Connection: Simplicity of Electricity Lab)

Grade Levels: 3-5

Duration: Solar radiation, solar energy, solar reflection, greenhouse effect

Concepts/Skills: Solar radiation, solar energy, solar reflection, greenhouse effect

Objectives: Students will:

  • Create a working solar oven capable of warming a chosen food item.
  • Create a graph showing temperature increase inside their solar oven over a given period of time.