Education Technology

Solar Cookers and Easy Data

Published on 07/03/2006

Activity Overview

Students use a TI-84, Easy Temp and Easy Data to measure the quality of their solar cookers. Hot dogs are heated under the May sunshine after students design, build and test their own solar cookers.

Before the Activity

Students study thermodynamics and alterate energy resources prior to this activity.

During the Activity

Students use a TI-84, Easy Temp and Easy Data to measure the quality of their solar cookers. Hot dogs are heated under the May sunshine after students design, build and test their own solar cookers.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary