Originally Posted by pengyou
Hehhehehe in the late '70's, I remember seeing a news item about a guy who drove from Sacramento to Silicon Valley every day. Every night, he would marinate a piece of meat and every morning would wrap it very carefully in aluminum foil. By the time he got to Silicon Valley the meat was cooked to perfection!
I am interested in solar cooking and solar energy in general because it seems like a cheap way to save some energy and reduce the ill effects of producing energy. I would also like to make a project to introduce my students to do - something that they can do at home.
About fifteen years ago, we (a co-teacher and me) used cardboard and Mylar to construct an "oven" that did a wonderful job of roasting hotdogs for students. I am sure that you could find the plans online. The temperatures were quite hot. It also had a huge WOW factor for the students....and their geometry teachers thanked us. :)