Solar Ovens Part 2

Rachelle Martinez, Reporter

Physical Science students are continuing from the first oven projects. Students went out to test their soar ovens, to reflect the sun to see how much power and wattage they put out. Students then used an amp meter and tested the solar ovens in many different degrees and angles, and soon figured out after various experiments that it was taking more power to see how much power they were producing than actually generating more power.   When the solar ovens were hit with direct sunlight, with no shadows at a 0 degree angle we started to make more of a power output.  So including the solar ovens took more resources and power to test than actually producing power. But throughout the day with many different tests, students saw more efficient power and results. Students learned that with the right conditions you could generate more power that could be usable but require more labor and resources.