Solar S'mores Science

FUN KID PROJECT:  Make solar S'mores!
Here is a fun science experiment for the kids to try this summer- make solar s'mores!
All you need for this activity is an old pizza box and a few other items from around the house.  You could have the pizza for dinner and the s'mores for dessert?  My kids thought that was a great idea!
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Solar S'mores

Materials
  • A pizza box
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Black paper
  • A box cutter (or knife)
You will also need chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows!

Method
  • Use a knife to carefully cut the lid of the pizza box on 3 sides, leaving it attached on the back end.  
  • Line the insides of the box with foil.
  • Then, line the bottom of the pizza box with black paper (optional)
  • Now, tightly cover the hole in the box with clear plastic wrap.
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  • Having trouble?  I found this diagram from Science U very helpful.
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Making Solar S'more's
Have kids build s'mores, and then place them into their solar oven.
FUN SCIENCE:  Make solar S'mores using a pizza box!  We do this every Summer- so fun!

Once the s'mores are in the box, close the portion of the lid covered in plastic wrap, and then prop the foil covered top flap open.  We used a stick for this.  

It is now time to observe and wait......
FUN SCIENCE:  Make solar S'mores using a pizza box!  We do this every Summer- so fun!
My girls loved checking on the s'mores, and after about 15 minutes they were ready to eat!
FUN SCIENCE:  Make solar S'mores using a pizza box!  We do this every Summer- so fun!
FUN KID PROJECT: Make solar s'mores! #solarsmores #solarsmoresforkids #solarsmoresoven #summerscienceexperimentsforkids #activitiesforkids
Now that's fun science!  And so yummy!

The Science Behind the Fun
  • For more on this experiment and how the oven works check out this article which offers a detailed explanation.
  • To learn even more about solar energy and how it works give these experiments a try.
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