2013 Solar Oven Challenge

2013 Solar Oven Challenge

Despite the rain, this year's Solar Oven Challenge was hot! Unique designs, a great video, and an array of items cooked to perfection from S'mores to sausage. Check out the winners and all the contestants...

From the winning school:

"On the day we planned to try our solar ovens, it turned out to be slightly overcast. We set them up to pre-heat for the morning and crossed our fingers. The Kindies at our school were delighted to see all the action beside their playground and the grade 5s were equally delighted to explain the project to them. By morning recess, it had begun to rain slightly. When I looked out the window, I was impressed to see that all my students had already left French class to rescue the ovens from the rain. We tried again a week later on a beautiful day. Our grade 6s joined the grade 5 groups to help prepare the recipes and carry materials down three flights of stairs. We used textbooks to weight the ovens down and taped them to the fence so they would not blow away. Again, the Kindies were very interested. You can see them lined up along the fence in our video. While our food cooked in the hot sun, we played capture the flag. The food was delicious!"