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In many rural parts of the world, people still cook with wood. They often must collect and carry the wood many miles on their backs. They also cut down trees and shrubs instead of letting them grow tall for shade. There is lots of sunshine in these areas, especially if the climate is dry, so a solar cooker would be very useful! Most solar cookers are ovens that convert sunlight into heat energy that is used for cooking. You will design a simple solar oven and improve the design by adding reflectors and insulation while testing heating power with a temperature sensor.

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  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Planning and carrying out investigations,clean energy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151620452T,Project-Based Learning,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 5,Absorption,Engineering practices,Radiation,green energy,Electromagnetic radiation,Probeware investigation,Materials science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,Upper Elementary,Heat,renewable energy,Life Science,Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Energy transformation,Energy technology,energy sources,Designing solutions,Light,Science and technology,solar energy investigation,Chemistry,Physics,energy transformation,Renewable energy,Energy,Energy and matter,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Systems and system models,Engineering,Elementary School,Crosscutting concepts,Physical science,Education,Technology,Geoscience

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English

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