All American Sun Oven

Reflecting Sunlight

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn that reflectors can be used to increase solar oven temperatures by concentrating solar energy. Students will use their observations from the prior lesson to make claims based on the concepts of reflection and absorption within a solar oven system. Students will use their observations from reflection and absorption experiments to determine how to best capture reflected solar energy.
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Lesson Number:
12
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
All American Sun Oven

Solar Ovens: Choosing Colors

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn that darker colors absorb more sunlight and get warmer. Students will understand the relation of absorption to thermal radiation emission. Students will conduct an experiment that isolates color as a variable to test.
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Lesson Number:
11
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
All American Sun Oven

Heat Conduction of Different Materials

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn that the material of the item that they choose to cook their egg in matters because different materials conduct heat differently. Students will compare insulators with conductors. Students will determine the purpose of conductors within a solar oven.
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Lesson Number:
10
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
All American Sun Oven

Insulation

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn that they can increase the temperature inside of their solar ovens with insulation. Students will determine what makes a good insulator. Students will make observations about different types of insulators. Students will discuss real world examples of insulators.
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Lesson Number:
9
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
All American Sun Oven

Professional Sun Oven

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn how a professional solar oven works. Students will make scientific observations about the functionality of a solar oven. Students will practice prototyping through their own sketches of a solar oven.
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Lesson Number:
8
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Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
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Lerato Cooks Up a Plan

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will identify a real world problem that can be solved using solar energy. Students determine how the sun can be harnessed without generating electricity from it.
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Lesson Number:
7
Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Solar Circuit

Solar vs. Battery Circuits

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will do experiments that reinforce the idea that the sun’s energy can be transferred into electrical energy. Students will also explore and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. Students will discuss how solar energy compares to other forms of energy generation.
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Lesson Number:
6
Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Sources of Energy

Renewable/Green Energy

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn about and observe different forms of renewable energy. They will also learn about the different photovoltaic cells installed on Beaverton or other schools with Solar 4R Schools projects.
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Lesson Number:
5
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Author:
Debbie Abel
Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
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Energy Efficiency - Lighting

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will understand what energy efficiency means, and learn how to choose energy efficient light bulbs. Students will determine which lightbulbs are the most efficient. Students will understand how energy efficiency relates to energy generation and climate change.
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Lesson Number:
4
Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Pollution

Non-renewable Energy/Global Warming/Pollution

Grades:
4-5
Energy Content:
Learning Goal(s):
Students will explore why there is a need for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Students will determine how non-renewable and renewable energy are a part of our lives. Students will understand how the greenhouse effect and nonrenewable energy sources relate to climate change.
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Lesson Number:
3
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Author:
Debbie Abel
Estimated Activity Length:
50 min

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