We have found out that...
we 'see' and 'feel' solar energy as heat and light.
Some places in our school get lots of solar energy, like the field and the playground.
Some places have the solar energy blocked such as in the native area, these places are colder.
Solar energy can be used to power the things we use.
Solar energy cannot be used as it is and needs to be changed before we can use it.
1. Dark colours attract the sun.
2. You can't get sunburnt in winter.
3. You don't need a battery to use solar energy.
4. You can cook with the sun.
5. You get more solar energy from the North.
We are in the process of designing experiments to test these statements, check in again to see what we come up with!
You can cook with the sun!
"We think it will melt the chocolate and marshmallow"
"It will take all day to melt."
"I don't think it will cook like a proper oven, the marshmallows won't have a crunchy outside bit."
"I think ours will melt the quickest."
We used the information that we had come up with as we searched the school for areas with lots of solar energy and those that didn't have much and set up our area. We really wanted to know how hot our ovens got so that we could decided if they could be used for other food so we put a thermometer in the box with our smores! Woweee what an amazing thing we had created! 40 minutes, loads of heat and a delicious treat.
Thank you Mrs Smith!!!!!