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Hands-on Activity

Cooking With The Sun

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Summary
Students will plan, construct, test, and modify solar cookers with a variety of materials, collaboratively describe how different materials react to solar energy, and evaluate materials for utilizing solar energy.
Overview
Topic: Solar Energy
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of alternate energy forms: solar energy
  • An exploration of engineering design
Objective
In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker. They will observe and describe how heat from the sun affects pizza cheese as it changes from solid to liquid form.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 4 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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