Solar Oven Experiment #1593


#81

Awesome to add the egg! I haven’t seen that done with our AstroSchool group before.


#82

That’s a good idea, there was a thermometer attached to the front of the box but I don’t know how accurate it was.


#83

There is a little non-volatile EEPROM memory on the Seeeduino/Arduino UNO. You can store 1024 bytes of data. 1 byte could store a number (0-255) like degrees Fahrenheit w/out decimal Maybe an advanced coding challenge for a student: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/EEPROM
I also really like the OpenLog for writing serial data SD card: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13712


#84

I’m afraid I don’t think I can complete this one. I must have done something to the sensor because when I plug it up it smells like it’s burning.


#85

Getting some of the Magic Smoke. Yes, please don’t use, it sounds like it’s dead. Likely some short on the board. NP, I will ship you a new board. Would you please send the address you would like to have the board sent to support@becauselearning.com


#86

As a proud Canadian I, sadly, have not been able to properly test this out myself yet. We’re just not QUITE there yet, weather-wise.
In the past I have done a geography project where we built solar ovens, but certainly not to this level. My initial thinking is that it is a simple set-up to get the sensors working, so that’s good!
I envision that there would be lots of opportunities for personalization of this activity. I am thinking that the temperature data would work well if I could switch this over to be related to some global warming investigations.
I also really like the maker implications of this. It’s a great way to marry the concepts of coding with the concepts of making!


#87

Battery is a great idea!


#88

That’s awesome! This has so many possible connections to those ideas. I’d love to see some of the things your students create!


#89

Unfortunately it is raining and cold out, so I wasn’t able to go through the actual experiment. However, I am very excited to try this with students when we are back in school. I’ve been brainstorming a cooking unit next year with students, and this would be a great way to create an additional learning connection for students.


#90

First, of all, the video, slides, and resources were great! Thank you! As an educator, I see a multitude of opportunities, connections, phenomenon, and student engagment. I would like to students to attempt to complete the task, but provide their documentation of their design process along the way.


#91

Love the idea of having the students keep a lab journal to document this project!