Solar Box Cooker
In this activity, students build a solar box cooker from simple materials. The solar cooker represents a simple technology that is beginning to be used in less developed countries. Many countries depend heavily on wood for cooking. This dependence is creating a serious deforestation problem. In some areas, women and children must spend several hours each day searching for fuelwood. Solar cookers could help improve these people’s lives and reduce the rate of deforestation.
Time Required: -one class period for construction; one to eight hours cooking time *You may want to schedule a special “solar lunch” after the cooker is built. Food can be put in the cooker one to eight hours before the lunch.
• increase student understanding of the principles of solar heating
• increase student awareness of how energy is used in developing nations
*complete lesson plan and student handouts can be found on page 28 of the attached web link
Source:Union of Concerned Scientists
Resource Type:Lesson Plan
Subject(s):Science, Family/Consumer Studies, Social Studies,
Topic:Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development,
Level:Intermediate / Middle
Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9
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