Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Solar Oven (Part 2/2) - Section 1: Does My Solar Oven Keep In Heat?


Engineering challenges are an important component in understanding science. Developing a conceptual understanding of an engineering challenge is equally important. A conceptual understanding is more than facts and information. The key is a student's ability to transfer that knowledge into new situations and apply it to new challenges. This learning is complex and happens over time. It happens when student are exposed to multiple (STEM) engineering challenges and experiences.

That's what I wanted to happen with The Solar Oven Challenge. I wanted students to learn more than facts and information about the Sun and the transfer of energy. I wanted students to understand and apply how the Sun affects their life. I wanted students put all of the pieces together from the learning and "show what they know" about solar energy.

Provide multiple experiences for your students. Help them to develop a conceptual understanding of science concepts.

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Solar Oven (Part 2/2)

Unit 6: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze the effectives of a solar oven to cook food.

Big Idea: Use the power of the Sun to bake food. The energy from the sun is powerful and free. No fuel necessary. Go "green!"

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Science, Earth and Space Science, sun, transfer of energy, solar oven, radiation, heat energy, Moon
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