In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker. They will make observations and qualitatively describe the melting rate of a piece of chocolate in the cooker.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of engineering design
- An exploration of solar energy
Students will gain an understanding of how different materials respond to solar energy, and they will use engineering design principles to plan, construct, test, and modify a solar cooker.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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