Building, Testing, and Cooking with Solar Cookers on October 6
EnergyTeachers.org is an organization formed in 2004 to help educators with topics in energy production and use, and other 21st century topics in physical science, engineering, and technology. Solar cooking is one of those topics. Shawn Reeves, a physics teacher from EnergyTeachers.org, and volunteers will cook and display various models. There are many solar cooks in and around Cambridge and millions around the world. People can buy cookers, or they can design and build their own. There are many different ways to collect sunlight and use it to bake, fry, slow-cook, singe, dehydrate, and pasteurize. Cooking and especially building one’s own requires learning about sunlight, clouds, seasons, reflection absorption and transmission of light, materials that selectively transmit absorb or reflect different colors of light, power energy and temperature, heat capacities of different food materials and water, food safety, water pasteurization, etcetera! Solar cooking is a technology amenable to all ages. EnergyTeachers.org helps both teachers and learners with safety issues, materials considerations, and online and library resources.