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Teams Research and Construct Solar Ovens

Subject:

Science  

Grades:

6, 7, 8  

Title – Solar Ovens
By – Erik Hanchett
Primary Subject – Science
Grade Level – 6-8

Objective: Students will research and construct solar ovens and then test parameters.

Standards:

Technology:

TSS1C1PO1
TSS1C3PO2
TSS1C4PO1 – O2
TSS2C2PO1
TSS4C3PO2

  Science:

MSS1C1PO2
MSS1C2PO3 – O5
MSS1C3PO1, MSS1C3PO3 – 05
MSS3C1PO1, MSS3C1PO3
MSS3C2PO3

Description:

  • Students will research different styles of solar ovens on the internet and then design and construct one of their own.
  • Each team will be assigned a different variable to test.
  • Students will test variables with computerized probeware.
  • Then students will report findings.
  • Students will learn about the benefits of solar ovens in the environment and to humanity.

Research Links:

http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Solar_cooker_plans
http://www.solarcooking.org/plans/default.htm

Assessment:

  • Oven checklist
  • Report rubric
  • Design checklist

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