In this project students design and build a solar oven utilising passive solar design principles to warm up the oven and then sustain the temperature for as long as possible. The aim of the design is to cook or dehydrate food as sustainably as possible. Students need to take sustainability into account when researching the materials for their design. Once students have researched their design and created a draft, they build a prototype to test and evaluate the design’s effectiveness. At the end, students present their design process, results and evaluation to the whole class.
GiST, solar, oven, food, fibre, sun, heat, heat loss, retention, dehydrating, cooking, energy