Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Exploring Radiation: Solar S'mores - Section 2: Explore


When first writing this lesson, I didn't anticipate how difficult it would be for students to create their ovens, even in groups. Cutting boxes, measuring and cutting foil and plastic wrap, covering the entire inner surface, and taping everything down flat, seemed to be very challenging for the students, even though they are not low performing kids or have trouble with measurement or motor skills.

I would definitely suggest parent volunteers or other support in the classroom while these are being built. I was alone with the students, and ended up getting pulled in sever different directions as each group needed help at the same time! Trust me on this - I had to learn the hard way!

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Exploring Radiation: Solar S'mores

Unit 7: Chemistry and Cooking
Lesson 4 of 12

Objective: SWBAT apply the process of radiation to creating a solar oven and cooking food.

Big Idea: Students love to cook and to eat. What better way to teach about solar heat than to make a solar oven and cook S'mores?!

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