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Parabolic Solar Cooker - WebQuest

 

Cooking with Parabolas

Introduction

Task

Why are millions of dollars being spent on the research of solar cookers?

On the surface, solar cookers are, for the most part, simple, safe, and convenient and do not rely on non-renewable energy sources.  But, the reason we are interested in solar cookers is much deeper than that.  In this project, you will investigate what solar cooking has to do with the concept of social justice, construct your idea of the "ideal" parabolic solar cooker, showcase your work on "cook-out" day, and then reflect on the process in an essay.
 

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