EDUCATION

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Applicable Standards
The use of solar thermal cookers as teaching tools in our schools ​​has the potential to advance the use of this amazing technology in communities everywhere.
For teachers who need to link lessons to Standards, the following documents list applicable Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math Standards, Common Core Language Arts Standards, and Ohio Social Studies Standards.
U.S. Standards Met - Middle School
  1. POWERPOINT - Understanding Solar Cooking, History, Application
    LEVEL: Intermediate - Adult Understanding Solar Cooking, Its History, and Application for Today's World.
  2. EXPERIMENT - Absorption Black and White
    LEVEL: Primary to Intermediate Simple experiment to help students understand how the color black absorbs light waves and results in increase in temperature.
  3. EXPERIMENT - Colors Effect on Heating by Absorption of Light
    LEVEL: Intermediate Science Buddies web page offers experiment titled How Does Color Affect Heating by Absorption of Light? The goal of this project is to see how the color of an object affects how much heat it absorbs when exposed to incandescent light.
  4. EDUCATION - parabolic design
    LEVEL: Primary to Intermediate Interactive Simulation for design and alignment of Parabolic Solar Cooker.
  5. EXPERIMENT - Direct and Focus Light
    LEVEL: Primary to Intermediate Help students understand how focusing light onto a material in a confined space can raise the temperature within that space, especially if the material is a good conductor.
  6. LESSON- The Science Behind Solar Cookers by One Earth Designs
    LEVEL: Intermediate Parabolic solar cookers are a trend of innovative cooking device that harvests sunlight, one of the most abundant and sustainable energy sources, to cook. Here we discuss the science and environmental effects of a solar cooker through hands-on activities
  7. VIDEO - Cook an Egg Souffle in the Copenhagen Classroom Kit
    LEVEL: All Ages Copenhagen Kit for the Classroom Once your students have created their Copenhagen solar ovens, try cooking something simple such as this egg souffle. Watch this cute little recipe video to see how!
  8. POWERPOINT - DARE to Cook with Sunshine
    LEVEL: Intermediate - Adult Understand process of solar cooking with DARE. Types of solar cookers are introduced with photos and videos. Reasons for solar cooking are discussed. Careers in solar energy are explored.
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