Energy from the Sun

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Use the Sun's energy to cook food. Select design settings for a solar cooker: shape, direction and surface. Or select design settings for a solar oven: cover, insulation and lining. Choose variables to reach temperatures needed to cook food such as chicken, pasta and bread. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series.

Students recognise that the Sun is a source of renewable energy.
Students identify surfaces that will absorb or reflect heat.
Students compare heat retention and insulation properties of a range of materials and container covers.
Students compare the concentration of solar energy captured using a range of orientations and concavity of surfaces.
Students compare the results of different simulations to determine the best design for a solar cooker and solar oven.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 4
Earth and Space
Learners, Students

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