Heat Conduction of Different Materials

All American Sun Oven
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Students will learn that the material of the item that they choose to cook their egg in matters because different materials conduct heat differently. Students will compare insulators with conductors. Students will determine the purpose of conductors within a solar oven.

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50 min
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After a demonstration using Amazing Ice Melting Blocks, students will conduct small temperature experiments using different types of materials.  They will use what they learn to build their solar ovens and additionally answer discussion questions in their notebooks.


Other Material(s) Used:
• 6 no touch thermometers (aka infrared temperature guns) • Amazing Ice Melting Blocks • At least 4 ice cubes • Solar Energy Student Workbooks