Any advice, books, activities for teaching elementary students about SolarEnergy? We will have a week long camp on this topic and looking for ways of introduction, activities, art projects, and any other suggestions. Thanks in advance!
Something nice and direct would be fun. Cook something with a simple solaroven to impress their minds with the power of the sun. maybe pizza or cookies.
posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the link Zack. Looks like a simple solar cooker to make. We do have a Parabolic Solar cooker to use. I haven't used it yet. Definately pizza and nachos. Keep it coming... More info for introducing kids to solar energy?
Lisa Kohlhepp wrote:Wow John, that is a crazy powerful way to harness the suns energy. Never would have thought the inside of a tv could do that. Have you tried it?
Yes and no. So far I have taken the lens out of my old broken 57" TV and without building a frame tried playing around with it on a somewhat cloudy day in the middle of winter. I was able to singe a stick and melt some snow, but that's about it. On a clear summer day with a frame to keep the focus tighter I would expect much better results.