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Thermal Energy Transfer: Solar Oven - STEM Project

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 6

A STEM project to use when learning about thermal energy transfer.

Use this STEM project when teaching students about thermal energy transfer.

Students will use the engineering process to build a solar oven to observe thermal energy transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation. Each group will choose one variable to change in their solar ovens, and it will act as the independent variable. The rest will remain unchanged and act as the control. In the end, they will compare their data with that of a control oven.

This project will take 2-4 days depending on the length of each class period.

A teacher overview of the project and an answer key are included in the download.


This project was created by Gaby Perez, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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