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Texas Solar Summit

December 3, 2019

This December, the Texas Solar Summit will be taking place to create a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together the most talented and driven professionals in solar.  Solar energy is important because it is an energy type that involves capturing the sun’s energy using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, and artificial photosynthesis.  There are many different types of energy sources, including light energy and heat energy.  Solar energy is unique because it creates both heat energy and light energy. 

The Solar Oven S’mores Project is a fun activity to allow students to experience the types of energy the sun creates.  This activity, designed primarily for grades K – 2, requires marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate pieces, aluminum foil, a cardboard box, and a large piece of cardboard.  By following our instructions of how to build a solar oven, students can explore the purposes of different materials such as aluminum foil.  In addition, students can learn about the source of energy being used to heat their tasty treats.

Let’s discover the power of the sun together and enjoy a nice snack in the process!

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