Step 1: Scope and Materials
1 piece of big foam board (2ft x 5ft)
1 roll of reflective tape
1 box of aluminum foil
1 box cutter
1 pair of scissors
1 roll of clear tape
Some materials you probably already have, like scissors and foil (standard price for foil is about $5). The foam board will be around $12 and the tape will be $8. The box cutter will probably be $14.
This project will take 2 days, with breaks, if you are a perfectionist. When handling the box cutters you will want to be careful, but other then that the rest of the materials aren't very dangerous. If you don't have any of the materials listed above, you can use cardboard, aluminum foil and standard scissors for the project. We found that the above materials work best, though.
When finished, the size of the cooker should be 26 x 12 x 24 (in inches).
Step 2: Physics Involved
Step 3: Pre Assembly
Then you take some scissors or box cutters and cut the foam board into 6" x 7" squares.
You'll need six of these.
Lastly you want to cut out a bottom for the other six pieces to rest on.
Step 4: Assembly
Choose what side you want to work with the foam board. Either side is okay as you'll be covering it.
Take the foil and begin to wrap the six pieces of foam board with it. the length of the foil should cover one side completely.
Then you want to take the reflective tape and cut strips.
Put those strips onto the bottom of what will be your structure, making sure there are no bumps.
Step 5: Assembly
Here, you will want to work with the sunlight.
Put the bottom piece onto the floor.
Take the six pieces of foam board and make a stack of two, that is one square on top of the other.
The sunlight should hit one spot.
Step 6: Assembly
You'll notice that not all top pieces fit precisely together in angled form.
Here, you want to grab your box cutters/scissors again.
Check to see what parts on't fit, line them, then cut.
Step 7: Assembly
There should be no gaps or any parts sticking out.
Additionally, you could paint the back of the boards if you'd like, or just leave them as is.
Step 8: Final Demo
Step 9: Tips, Tricks, Hints (mostly Tips)
Step 10: Thank You's and Such
We are not liable if it doesn't, sorry.
But we can only thank the wonderful physics teacher that helped us out a bit and the team for working together.
The project was interesting overall.