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  Session: Physics and Society
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Solar Cookers, a Multiple-topic Apparatus for Lifelong Learning
  Meeting: 2014 Winter Meeting: Orlando, Florida
  Location: N/A
  Time: 11:40AM
  Author: Shawn Reeves, EnergyTeachers.org
607-216-7289, shawn@energyteachers.org
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: We will discuss building and using solar cookers during a physics course to explore radiation, temperature, convection, energy, reflection, selective materials and other topics in physics and engineering. Students from 10 up have shown special interest in the physical concepts when couched in a discussion of cooking, something everyone appreciates. Food- and cooking-proof probes help students analyze processes, and misconceptions concerning sunlight and insulation may be addressed.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Solar_Cookers_a_Multiple-topic_Apparatus_for_Lifelong_Learningsmall_Reeves.pdf

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