Solar Oven S’mores

Learn about solar energy while cooking s’mores in a cardboard box!

The sun warms the earth, creates weather patterns, and helps plants grow. So it’s pretty important! But did you know that humans can actually use the sun’s power as a tool? It’s true. In this tasty activity, kids will learn how engineers harness the sun’s energy for other purposes by building a tin foil-lined cardboard box that uses the sun’s rays to cook delicious s’mores!

This activity requires access to an outdoor space. For optimal results, try doing it when the sun is most intense and highest in the sky – the higher the angle of the sun, the more direct light you’ll get, and the faster you get your s’mores!

Grades 3-5
60 min
Cooking & BakingSTEM

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