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Title: Nature's Kitchen: Solar Box Cooker Experiment
Url: http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/energy/g.html
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Description: The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this activity to support solar energy curriculum. The goal of the experiment is to allow students to create a device to cook food with energy from the sun. The experiment teaches the procedures to build a solar cooker to use if trapped without a cooking stove while camping. The introduction is very basic and the instructor can opt to build the solar cooker beforehand to save class time. In the end, several cookers will be built, and their degree of cooking effectiveness is monitored through several small pieces of potatoes cooked over several hours.
The lesson includes step by step directions for the experiment. Discussion questions and teacher notes are also included.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Heat
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Renewable energy sources -- Solar energy
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Solar energy
Physics -- Heat
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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