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- Hands-on Activity: Cooking with the Sun: Comparing Yummy Solar Cooker Designs
Students learn about using renewable energy from the sun for heating and cooking as they build and compare the performance of four solar cooker designs. They explore the concepts of insulation, reflection, absorption, conduction and convection. Then, as time permits, they make and eat quick-cooking food like marshmallow and chocolate s'mores.
Materials in TeachEngineering are organized in a topical hierarchy. You can find many other materials for learning about energy there, with explicit relationships to the Next Generation Science Standards.
- Solar cooking on a wintry day
This article here at EnergyTeachers.org describes a simple solar cooker and a test on a freezing day.
- EnergyTeachers.org Solar Cookouts
EnergyTeachers.org encourages educators to get together informally over solar cookers in a public park. If you are interested in organizing events in your area you should publish in our listings linked there.
- The Solar Cooking Wiki
The most comprehensive site about solar cooking, cookers, with plans, descriptions, research, events, people, and links to information around the world.
- Solar Cooking Plans at Solarcooking.org
Diagrams and photos and descriptions of dozens of styles of solar cookers.
- Four Solaire in Sorède, France
Four Solaire hosts the reconstruction of Father Himalaya's 1900 solar cooker, an impressive array of cylindrical reflectors, said to be the first solar cooker.
- Les Amis du Padre Himalaya de Sorede
The Friends of Father Himalaya of Sorède maintain a monument to the first solar cooker, in the eastern Pyrénées. This blog documents their activities since June, 2008.
L’objectif de ce Blog est d’informer les adhérents et les personnes intéressées à l’environnement et aux energies renouvelables dans le cadre du développement durable.
- Solar Cookers International
A not-for-profit organization gathering and disseminating great ideas for solar cooking.
Sells solar ovens to combat deforestation. EnergyTeachers.org has one.
- Cuisine Solaire
Multi-faceted solar cooking organization involved in research, dissemination, and development of solar cooking expertise. Based in Geneva, most of the content is in French.
- Solar Cooker at Cantinawest
Information about solar cookers around the world. Information includes instructions on making your own solar cookers, recipes, photos, reviews of commercially available cookers, links to organizations and experts, and events.
- Solar Oven Chef
Follow this cook as she updates us almost every day for a year of solar cooking. Photos of each dish, and a frequent discussion of the weather.
- Solar Cooking Engineering Lesson from E21
A lesson to compare possible combinations of materials for a box solar cooker. From Energy Education for the 21st Century, hosted by Penn State Public Broadcasting.
- SunWorks Solar Food Dryer
Information and resources on solar food dehydrating, centered around Eben Fodor's 2006 book, the Solar Food Dryer:How to Make and Use Your Own High-Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator.
- Integrated Solar Cooking
Documenting several projects by Rotary International members, with helpful links and instructions for cookers and pasteurization indicators.
- Green Power Science
Videos about renewable energy, especially solar cooking with fresnel lenses, explained by Denise and Dan Rojas.
- Re-Energy.ca The Pembina Institute
Student-centered project plans for working models using renewable energy. Also creator of a nation-wide (Canada) solar cooker challenge for students and teachers.
- Concrete Solar Concentrator
Instructions for making a cylindro-parabolic reflector in a concrete mold.
- CEDESOL Centro de Desarrrollo en Energia Solar
CEDESOL shares solar cooking technology with people in Peru and Bolivia. There is an interesting focus on using retained heat to cook.
- Solar cooking blog Ishtar News by Esther Garvi
Ms. Garvi lives in Niger, and writes about food in Niger and using her solar cooker there.
- S.T.E.V.E.N. Foundation
Sustainable Technology and Energy for Vital Economic Needs, a group for studying sustainable technology, especially solar technologies.
- Kyoto Twist
Kyoto Twist, a Canadian nonprofit, raises money and supports existing successful solar cooker programs in developing countries.
- Solar Hotdog Cooker
This project shows how to build a parabolic cooker with helpful photos and numbers in case you don't want to calculate your own parabola.
- Solar Oven Society
- Taking Solar Cookers to Schools
- Taking solar cookers to schools.pdf (file size:6,012,277 bytes)
- A presentation given at American Association of Physics Teachers, Winter Meeting, 2019-01-15, by Shawn Reeves.