The down and dirty, step-by-step guide for teachers who want to do this project with their students. Goes with the workshop given at National Science Teachers’ Association conference in Reno, October 2015.
How to help students understand how to construct and use cross sectional diagrams and ray diagrams to understand the science of solar ovens. Then apply it to their own.
How we are trying to ensure the solar oven challenge results in students learning some science along with how to fool around with foil and duct tape.
28 middle kids with box cutters and cans of spray paint… The scariest part of PBL was not as bad as I feared. Actually, it was really fun, friendly and even educational. Here’s how…
Teaching optics on a need-to-know basis for the “Build a Better Solar Oven” project.
Post 1 in a series following the invention, implementation and tweaks of a new PBL project. Follow along, try it yourself, post questions and suggestions!
A link to the whole lot – a year’s worth of successful, fun and free curriculum tested at Orinda Intermediate School.