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Solar Powered Cooking


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Solar Powered Cooking

In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • pizza box
  • black construction paper
  • aluminum foil
  • stick/dowel Rod
  • tape
  • scissors
  • clear plastic
  • magic marker
  • ruler
  • glue
  • thermometer
  • oatmeal
  • chocolate chips
  • anything else people might want to put in their cookies
  • small souffle cups
  • plastic spoons

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Environmental Engineering
    • Technology
      • Energy and Power
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
      • Heat Transfer
    • Energy
      • Energy and Power
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Reflection and Refraction
      • Sunlight and Color
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and the Environment
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • taste
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • COSI on Wheels Teacher Packs

Rights:

  • COSI Columbus, 2009

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