Driving Question: How can we use our knowledge of thermal properties, the Engineering Design Process, and our creativity to design a solar oven with minimal environmental impact?
Starting off the school year with a weather-related project was a big gamble. What if it rained? What if it were cloudy? Well, when it came time to testing out 3rd grade's solar ovens, it was a bright and sunny afternoon - even though it was a bit cold. After sessions of research, prototyping, testing, and retesting, our 3rd grade boys build great solar ovens. A few carefully engineered solar ovens even melted enough cheese for nachos!
Solar Ovens, ready to cook some nachos!
Solar ovens lined up on the roof to collect solar energy!