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        Solar Cooking Race | Project Learning Garden

        Students will explore heat, energy, and transfer in the garden by melting an ice cube as quickly as possible; investigating radiation with ultraviolet-detecting solar beads; observing convection currents using hot and cold colored water; measuring the temperature above different surfaces outside; designing a solar oven; cooking veggies from the garden; and designing a way to protect tender plants from cold weather. These concepts are explained with this learning resource from Captain Planet's Learning Gardens Program. 

        For more information see Project Learning Garden and the Captain Planet Foundation's Learning Garden Lessons


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