Learn about the engineering design process and solar energy with “STEM Engineering Design Challenge- Solar Ovens”.
In this activity students will work through the engineering design process, utilize teamwork, communication, creative thinking and problem solving skills while learning about solar energy and how the concepts of absorption, the Greenhouse Effect, and heat retention can be used to design a solar oven that will cook a S'more.
Included in this resource:
(there are 2 different documents in a ZIP file)
Teacher directions, hints and suggestions
Student design brief
Student STEM Engineering Design Process Journal
• Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Evaluate, Share
Supply list with prices (you can have students work within a budget)
3 different reading passages related to solar energy and solar ovens
• How Does a Solar Oven Work?
• Solar Energy and Color
• Concentration, Absorption, and Retention
3 different "View It" photo cards showing real life solar ovens/cookers
Photos of real student made solar ovens cooking S'mores
Please view the preview to see what is included in this great resource!