How to Make a Solar Oven

Introduction: How to Make a Solar Oven

This is our solar oven it harnesses the suns energy to cook things without creating any pollution. Its a fun project to complete, and it is mostly for fun.

Step 1: Materials Needed

The Materials you will need are a cardboard box, aluminum foil, black paper, tape, cellophane wrap.

Step 2: Cover the Inside of the Box

In order to absorb the heat and the suns rays it is better to cover the inside of the box with black paper since the color will help retain the heat needed to heat up food you plan to cook.

Step 3: Cover the Flaps or the Box With Aluminum Foil.

In order to reflect the suns rays towards the middle of the box where the food will be cooking cover the flaps of the box with aluminum foil.

Step 4: Cover Top of Box With Cellophane Wrap

Covering the top of the box with cellophane wrap will keep all the heat inside alllowing the suns rays to pass, Meanwhile not allowing the heat to escape. In order to retain the most heat tape it down to create a good seal.

Step 5: Optional

You can use the string to keep the flaps at an angle in order to reflect the light rays into the box creating a stronger source of heat into the box. Or you can use tape both work good.

Step 6: How to Use

In order for the solar oven to be efficient use it on a day with no clouds, and lots of sunlight. This will greatly reduce the time it takes to cook things and increase the temperature of the oven. It is also advised to put the oven at a slight angle to capture the suns energy better.

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    4 Discussions

    Ocean man
    Ocean man

    4 years ago

    I knew it................this is the truth


    4 years ago

    Looks good! Have you been able to cook anything successfully with it yet?