Solar Energy

Who are we?

Denton Dynamos - New York - Zachary, Pricy, and Esme
Collaborative Class - Nevada - John, Nicolas, and Brandon
Our Experiments


Your assignment is to complete each sentence below. Then, perform some experiments proving your answers. Keep careful records of your results. Choose one experiment you would like the whole class to perform. Include that experiment below. Finally, answer the essential questions on the home page. Include the answers below.



Our Incomplete Sentences:

  1. Solar Energy can be found:
  2. An example of solar energy in its potential form is:
  3. An example of solar energy in its kinetic form is:
  4. An example of solar energy transforming to another form of energy is:

Our Experiment:


Our Essential Questions:






Our Energy Experiment


Solar Energy


Our Energy Experiment - Denton Dynamos


Potential - Kinetic Energy




Transforming Energy


Question: (What question were you trying to investigate?)

- Do the Sun’s rays shining on a surface warm the surface?

Question: (What question were you trying to investigate?)
- Which solar oven heats up the most?
Hypothesis: (What did you think was going to happen?)

- We think that when the Sun’s rays shine on the solar oven it will get warm.

Hypothesis: (What did you think was going to happen?)
- A smaller oven will heat up more because it traps the heat and holds it in.
Materials:

- Recycled pizza box
- Black construction papers
- Aluminum foil
- Clear plastic (heavy plastic laminate works best)
- Non-toxic glue, tape, scissors, ruler, magic marker
- Wooden dowel or straw
- Thermometer

Materials:
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* Newspapers
  • Pizza box, Size-big, small,regular (one of each)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Black construction paper
  • Clear plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • A piece of notebook paper
  • A pencil or pen
  • A ruler or a wooden dowel or a stick
  • Three uncooked cookies!!!
Method: (How did you test your question?)

- We are going to set the solar oven in the shade and record the temperature. Second we are going to put the solar oven in the Sun and record the temperature to see if it becomes warmer.

Method: (How did you test your question?)
# See the instructions below to make solar ovens.
  1. Get three cookies uncooked(raw)
  2. Place one cookie in each solar oven.
  3. Place the solar oven under the sun on the ground(If it is below 70 degrees put a towel under the oven).
  4. After about thirty minutes, check each oven to see which cookie was heated up the most.
  5. Then observe the results and write it down. /\_/\
  6. Now, eat and enjoy the cookie if it is NOT RAW!!! $_$

Variable:



Variable:
- size of the oven
Observations/Results: (What did you discover?)

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Observations/Results: (What did you discover?)
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Conclusion: (Was your hypothesis correct? Why do you think things turned out the way they did?)

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Conclusion: (Was your hypothesis correct? Why do you think things turned out the way they did?)
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Further Questions: (What other kinds of experiments could you do in the future related to this topic? What other questions would be interesting to ask?)

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Further Questions: (What other kinds of experiments could you do in the future related to this topic? What other questions would be interesting to ask?)
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