Making a Solar Oven

This activity from the Department of Energy provides background information about solar ovens and instructions on building a simple model solar cooker.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

A great way of introducing solutions while exploring the science of the first Climate Literacy Principle: The Sun is the primary source of energy for Earth's climate system:

A discussion about renewable energies and the use of solar in different part of the world will be a logical follow-up to this activity.

Use an overhead projector to trace out the pattern provided.

Create reading guide for passage provided.

Have students carry out modifications to provided design and challenge them to optimize their cookers.

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