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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: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Demonstration
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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