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Cooking with the Sun

Lesson Description:
In this unit, students will construct and test three kinds of solar cookers to observe the differences in their efficiency.  By the end of the unit, students should have an appreciation of the availability, simplicity, and cost effectiveness of using the sun as an energy source.  Students will compute fahrenheit/centigrade conversions.
Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
10 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes activity 1 – teacher introduction activity 2 – assessment of current student knowledge activity 3 – reading passage and vocabulary homework assignment – sentences with vocabulary science reading vocabulary language arts 30 minutes activity 4 – understanding fahrenheit and celsius temperatures science
Materials Needed:
  • Copy of the reading passage and student data sheets (includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary and lab activity) for each student

School or Group:
Infinitepower.org
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf No12 96-827B.pdf
Located in: Science

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