"I didn't know the sun could do that" was the surprised reaction from an 8 yr. old Bowling Green Christian Academy student. Third-grader Hannah Schuette and her fellow classmates were given an assignment to make a pizza and s'mores in a classroom made solar oven.
The little solar oven was made by cutting a hole in a pizza box, applying aluminum foil over it and then putting plasic over the top. A piece of black cardboard was set on the inside bottom of the box under the pizza to absorb the heat.
Students brought the pizza/s'mores out in the sun at 12:45 pm and brought the ovens back in at 2pm. Both were cooked to satisfaction and the kids enjoyed eating both. Cooked at less than the speed of a microwave but cooked and enjoyed while not using the electricity to run the microwave.
This was a fun learning project for kids and a gentle way to introduce them to the benefits of using alternative forms of energy.
Read about the Pizza and 'Smores Solar Oven Project here.