Physical Science

Unit 2: Electricity and Energy Resources

Unit Project 2


A heat source is needed in order to cook food, usually a stove or oven that operates on electricity or natural gas. In this project students will devise a way to cook that doesn't rely on conventional energy sources.


Ask students to think of an energy source that can be used to cook food outside. Their job will be to create a cooking device that does not need to be plugged in to a power supply or use an open flame.


Have students work in groups of 3 or 4 to construct solar cookers. Plan a class feast for which each group will prepare a different dish in their cooker.


Cooking Appliances and How They Work

Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative Energy Cooking Devices

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