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Cook Food Using the Sun
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Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil ... More

Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners to solar energy. Safety note: The solar oven can get very hot. Adult supervision recommended. Less

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven
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Student groups are given a set of materials: cardboard, insulating materials, aluminum ... More

Student groups are given a set of materials: cardboard, insulating materials, aluminum foil and Plexiglas, and challenged to build solar ovens. The ovens must collect and store as much of the sun's energy as possible. Students experiment with heat transfer through conduction by how well the oven is insulated and radiation by how well it absorbs solar radiation. They test the effectiveness of their designs qualitatively by baking something and quantitatively by taking periodic temperature measurements and plotting temperature vs. time graphs. To conclude, students think like engineers and analyze the solar oven's strengths and weaknesses compared to conventional ovens. Less

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Engineering
Ecology
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Physics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Lauren Powell
Rahmin Sarabi
Roni Prucz
TeachEngineering.org
Techtronics Program,
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Cooking with the Sun: Creating a Solar Oven
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For this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, ... More

For this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping in mind that the oven should not only be able to collect as much of the sun's energy as possible but also to store it. Students will experiment with heat transfer through conduction by how well the oven is insulated and radiation by how well it absorbs solar radiation. Upon completion they will test the effectiveness of their designs both qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitatively, they will attempt to actually bake something in the ovens. Quantitatively, they will take periodic temperature measurements and plot a temperature versus time graph. Afterwards, students will think like engineers and discuss the solar oven's strengths and weaknesses when compared to a conventional oven. Less

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Techtronics Program, Duke University
Author:
Lauren Powell
Rahmin Sarabi
Roni Prucz
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Exploring Solar Power
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Students explore the methods engineers have devised for harnessing sunlight to generate ... More

Students explore the methods engineers have devised for harnessing sunlight to generate power. First, they investigate heat transfer and heat storage through the construction, testing and use of a solar oven. With a lesson focused on photovoltaic cells, students learn the concepts of energy conversion, conservation of energy, current and voltage. By constructing model solar powered cars, students see these conceptual ideas manifested in modern technology. Furthermore, the solar car project provides opportunities to explore a number of other topics, such as gear ratios and simple mechanics. Both of these design and construction projects are examples of engineering design. Less

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Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Lauren Powell
Rahmin Sarabi
Roni Prucz
TeachEngineering.org
Techtronics Program,
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Exploring Solar Power
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This unit provides students the opportunity to explore methods engineers have devised ... More

This unit provides students the opportunity to explore methods engineers have devised for harnessing sunlight to generate power. Students will initially explore heat transfer and heat storage through the construction, testing, and eventual use of a solar oven. With a lesson focused on photovoltaic cells, students will learn the concepts of energy conversion, conservation of energy, current, and voltage. Through construction of model solar powered cars, students can see these conceptual ideas manifested in modern technology. Furthermore, the solar car project provides opportunities to explore a number of other topics, such as gear ratios and simple mechanics. Both of these design and construction projects are examples of engineering design. Less

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Techtronics Program, Duke University
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Lauren Powell
Rahmin Sarabi
Roni Prucz
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Reflective Solar Cooker
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In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners ... More

In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials. They experiment to see how the color of the marshmallow (vanilla or chocolate) and height of the straws affect cooking time. Use this activity to introduce learners to solar energy and reflection. Note: this activity requires adult supervision. Less

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Engineering
Education
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Chemistry
Physics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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McDonald Observatory
The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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Using Heat from the Sun
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In this lesson, students will first discuss where energy comes from, including ... More

In this lesson, students will first discuss where energy comes from, including sources such as fossil fuels, nuclear, and such renewable technologies as solar. After this initial exploration, students will investigate the three main types of heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation. Students will learn how properties describe the ways different materials behave, for instance whether they are insulators or conductors. Students will complete a crossword puzzle to reinforce their vocabulary in this content area. The class will then focus on the acquisition and storage of energy through the design, construction, and testing of a fully functional solar oven. Less

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Engineering
Physics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Lauren Powell
Rahmin Sarabi
Roni Prucz
TeachEngineering.org
Techtronics Program,
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