Professional Sun Oven (Lesson 8)

All American Sun Oven
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Intended Grade Level(s):
4-5
Learning Goal(s):

Students will learn how a professional solar oven works. Students will make scientific observations about the functionality of a solar oven. Students will practice prototyping through their own sketches of a solar oven.

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Lesson Number:
8
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50 min
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Students will view a professional solar oven in use and hypothesize how it works.  They will do this through observing the oven in action as it cooks an egg, then recording their observations.  This will be recorded in their energy notebooks.

Science Kit Material(s) Used:
All American Sun Oven
Other Material(s) Used:
• thermometer for ambient temperature • oven mitts • a small metal plate or pan for cooking eggs • several eggs for cooking • a day with full sunlight • one toothpick