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  Earth Science
  Life Science
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Hands-on Activity

Get Cooking

Fun Forces
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.
Topic: Solar power
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of engineering design
  • An exploration of solar energy
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.



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