Saturday, September 22, 2012

Solar Energy Unit

One of our first units in science is solar energy and heat conductivity.  We take advantage of the nice fall weather and get outside to do a few activities.  These are some of my favorites.

We use the information we gained in the Black and White on a Sunny Day to think about how we can build a solar oven.  Then we make a solar oven out of pizza boxes, foil, overhead transparency paper (or saran wrap), and tape.

Before we can cook we must figure out the right angle and how to use our solar oven.  This year when we did this it was about 80*F outside and our ovens reached 122*F (50*C)

Finally we make s'mores! They LOVE this and think it is the best experiment ever! :)

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