The NICERC AMES Parabolic Solar Oven Kit is provided for use with the NICERC AMES (Advanced Math for Engineering and Science) Curriculum.
Students use the engineering design process as a way to study parabolas. Students create a paraboloid inside of a solar oven to direct the heat toward the focus. At the focus, students place food that so that they can test their parabolic solar over by cooking.
Materials include: Aluminum foil, cardboard boxes, reflective tape, packaging tape, poster board, foam board, food thermometers, cotton balls, and disposable cooking dishes.