Solar Ovens

After completing a science unit on Heat & Heat Transfer, the 8th grade engineered solar ovens.

The Challenge:  The team mission is to design and build a solar box cooker and test it out to see if works well enough to make s'mores.


  • You must increase the temperature of your oven by 10℃ in 10 minutes
  • Your food may not touch floor of oven directly
  • The end of your thermometer cannot touch any surface
  • You must cook 2 s’mores at two different heights


  • Box
  • Plexiglass cover
  • Thermometer
  • Timer
  • Kit to make 2 s'mores
  • Dowel stick
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum pans
  • Construction paper
  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Glue