Announcing The 2016 Solar Oven Challenge Winners!

GreenLearning Canada hosts this delectable renewable energy challenge for Canadian classes every year which challenges participants to build, test, and bake with solar ovens. Students use the solar oven construction plan provided by re-energy.ca, or they design their own plans.

This year’s teachers and classes were industrious and diligent when building their various ovens, experimenting with a wide ranging of dishes from smores to omelettes to cupcakes to chocolate fondue! Congratulations to all students and teachers for your hard work! Here are the winners:

Gold

Most Cookers and Highest Heat

School Name: Hillview School
Location: Edmonton AB
Teacher Name: Herman Chang
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 5/6
Number of ovens built: 50
Number of designs used: 25

Silver

Most Experimentation

School Name: Elizabeth Sutherland School
Location: Halifax NS
Teacher Name: Matthew Murphy
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 7/Science
Number of ovens built: 15-20
Number of designs used: ~6

Bronze

Most Diverse Recipes

School Name: Orangeville Christian School
Location: Orangeville ON
Teacher Name: Kristie Walraven
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 5/6
Number of ovens built: 5
Number of designs used: 2

Honourable Mentions

For Connecting Cooking to Community

School Name: The Valleys Senior Public School
Location: Mississauga ON
Teacher Name: Gregg Crossman
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 6
Number of ovens built: 3
Number of designs used: 2

Integrating Food Safety and Also Cultural Food Knowledge

School Name: Field Elementary School
Location: Field BC
Teacher Name: Rebecka Riddell-McKay
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 1/3
Number of ovens built: 1
Number of designs used: 1

Best Social Media

School Name: Duffield School
Location: Duffield AB
Teacher Name: Jennifer Hollman
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 5B Solar Club
Number of ovens built: 3
Number of designs used: 3

Integration Into Light Science unit

School Name: St. Margaret’s School
Location: Victoria BC
Teacher Name: Nicole Formosa
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 4/Science
Number of ovens built: 3
Number of designs used: 3

Research on Past Oven Design and Challenges

School Name: St. Mark School
Location: Mississauga ON
Teacher Name: Beth Johnson
Grade/Subject/Club Name: 5/6 Science
Number of ovens built: 5
Number of designs used: 5