August 10th is National S’more Day. You can celebrate without a campfire by building a solar oven. Using a pizza box, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap, you can harness the energy of the sun to create the perfect summer treat.
The day was sunny when we started the experiment but then a few clouds rolled in so it took longer for our treats to get gooey.
It was worth the wait!
For detailed directions, check out Scientific America’s article, Sunny Science: Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven.
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