As I write this it is a cloudy and comparatively chilly June day right here in Maine. The sunshine will return and with it there can be some alternatives for enjoyable outside studying actions. One such exercise is constructing a photo voltaic oven and making an attempt to prepare dinner one thing like s’mores in it. 4H provides free directions on how to try this. One of many issues that I like about 4H’s directions for making a photo voltaic oven is that on the finish of the directions there’s a information comprehension verify and dialogue inquiries to pose to college students.
Through the years I’ve shared different units of instructions for making photo voltaic ovens. Here is a recap of these sources.
NASA supplies two units of detailed, written instructions for constructing photo voltaic ovens. This set of instructions (hyperlink opens a PDF) was created for college students in seventh by ninth grade. This set of instructions (hyperlink opens a PDF) for constructing a photo voltaic oven was written for sixth by eighth grade college students and culminates with college students trying to make s’mores with their ovens.
Cooking With ‘Sol (hyperlink opens a PDF) was printed by the US Division of Vitality. It was written for college students in fifth by eighth grade to comply with instructions to create a photo voltaic oven.
DIY Solar Science is a free iPad app from The Lawrence Corridor of Science. The app options instructions for hands-on classes concerning the solar. The teachings are a mixture of actions that college students can do on their very own and actions that they need to do with grownup supervision. The entire actions use frequent family items. Among the actions that one can find in DIY Solar Science are measuring the solar, making UV detectors, detecting photo voltaic storms, and cooking with a photo voltaic oven.