SP22 CIEE Cooking with solar energy14 nov. 2022
Before midday, our pupils participated in Solar cooking workshop. First they learnt something more about solar energy and its advantages – it is for free, renewable, it does not pollute and we have a large amount of it, we do not need toleadwars to have control over it . Then they were shown how to make an oven made of 4 materials - cardboard, metal plate, newspaper as isolation and cover glass. Then some volunteers helped to put pizzas and a thermometres inside the ovensand they were waiting for the lunch. Meanwhile they were divided into 4 groups and started assembling solar panels racks. They connected cables between the panels as well as with the gauging metre that measured the amount of produced energy. In the end they recapitulated all the information they got and learnt that the best way how to set panels is the cardinal direction of south. Students also learned the difference in power of the solar energy throughout the year. After one and a half hour the pizzas were baked and they could taste them. Enjoy!
This activity was good beacuse it took place outside in a nice sunny weather. The students were learned to be patientwhile waiting for the lunch. They learned how to turn the solar panels in a way to get the most of the solar energy. Whilethey were waiting for pizzas, they used their time very well – they communicated among themselves and developped theirforeign language skills. And also during building the racks, they had to divide tasks and collaborate in groups.