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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Get Cooking

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker. They will make observations and qualitatively describe the melting rate of a piece of chocolate in the cooker.
Overview
Topic: Solar power
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of engineering design
  • An exploration of solar energy
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how different materials respond to solar energy, and they will use engineering design principles to plan, construct, test, and modify a solar cooker.

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.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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