Solar Powered Cooking

by / Monday, 08 April 2013 / Published in Blog - Space Log

Have you ever heard the phrase “it’s so hot, a person could fry an egg right on the sidewalk?” Well, the students in Mrs. Patricia Peternell’s science class at St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School decided to test this theory…sort of. They actually recreated a Janet’s Planet experiment, one channeling solar power in order to bake cookies.

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The following video shows some very science savvy dudes working together to complete the experiment. Using simple, everyday objects they create a solar-powered oven and bake delicious chocolate chip cookies right before your eyes!

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If you’d like more information about this experiment or wish to try it out with your class, please let us know in the comments and we’ll send you more detailed instructions!

{cookie image via cooking light, video from Mrs. Peternell}