Science Fun in the Sun – Free Science Lesson Plan
As I write this it’s a cloudy and relatively cold June day here in Maine. The sunshine will return and with it there will be some opportunities for fun outdoor learning activities. One such activity is building a solar oven and trying to cook something like
s’mores in it.
4H offers free instructions on how to do that. One of the things that I like about
4H’s instructions for making a solar oven is that at the end of the instructions there is a knowledge comprehension check and discussion questions to pose to students.
Over the years I’ve shared other sets of directions for making solar ovens. Here’s a recap of those resources.
This set of directions (link opens a PDF) was created for students in 7th through 9th grade.
This set of directions (link opens a PDF) for building a solar oven was written for 6th through 8th grade students and culminates with students attempting to make s’mores with their ovens.