As temps rise, I’m bringing out my solar oven for an engineering & science class. It will be a ‘maker’ type session that will culminate in a Chili Cook-Off for 5th and 6th grades. Students of each grade have been asked to come up with their own class Chili recipe and put it to the test. Outside judges will decide on the best Chili
To get started, I’m introducing them to topics such as insulation, radiation and the greenhouse effect.
- Next a session on designing and building a Solar Oven from a Pizza Box.
- Finally, Ann Patterson from Solavore will be here to teach a class on Solar Cookers and the engineering principles behind it.
If you’re looking for solar oven recipes, here are some. I’m a big Chili Concarne fan. Solavore has some here, too.