Designing Solar Ovens

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Designing Solar Ovens Students will design a solar oven and use it to cook vegetables. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a … Read more

Investigating Heat Transfer – Conduction and Insulation

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Investigating Heat Transfer: Conduction and Insulation Students will observe heat conduction and insulation. Time 20 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in … Read more

Investigating Heat Transfer – Ultraviolet Radiation

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Investigating Heat Transfer: Ultraviolet Radiation Students will observe the effects of solar radiation. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in heat. … Read more

Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in heat. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is … Read more

Competing in an Ice Cube Race

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Competing in an Ice Cube Race Students will use an Ice Cube Race to investigate heat energy. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature … Read more

Solar Cooking

COLLECTION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Solar Cooking Students will investigate the movement of heat energy (convection, conduction, insulation) and use their understanding of heat energy to design a solar oven and to design a method for extending the growing season in the schoolyard garden. Essential Questions What is the “urban heat” island effect? How does … Read more