Teach your kids about physics and math using the solar cooker SolSource!

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Parabolic solar cookers are a trend of innovative cooking device that harvests sunlight, one of the most abundant and sustainable energy sources, to cook. Here we discuss the science and environmental effects of a solar cooker through hands-on activities – perfect for teaching children about physics, math and even the environment.

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Download the full lesson plan here.

List of contents: 

  1. Introduction of Parabolic Solar Cooker
  2. Build Your Own Solar Cooker
  3. Explore Your Solar Cooker (Melting Chocolate, Deep Bowl vs. Shallow Bowl, Indoors vs. Outdoors, S’mores Under the Sun)
  4. Test Your Understanding
  5. Further Readings
  6. In-Class Alternative Demonstration