solar pizza box oven

By: Joy montalvo taco

Problem

How can thermal energy from the sun can be trapped and used to create an insulating effect?

Hypothesis

I think the thermal energy from the sun will be trapped by the black paper and be an insulating effects.

Materials

  • An empty pizza box
  • Black paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Gray duct tape

Independent Variable

  • Temperature of the oven.

Dependent Variable

  • The time of the oven outside.

Controlled Variable

  • Oven (box) conditions

Resources

  1. Championship Science Fair Projects:100 sure to win experiments.
  2. www.hometrainingtools.com
  3. www.scientificamenrican.com
  4. www.nmsea.org

Research

1. Sunlight energy comes from the sun and makes the ultimate energy source.

2. Heat makes one of the energy and is used in temperature.

3. The types of energy are thermal, sound, solar, hydroelectric wind and geothermal.

Results

The black paper got the most thermal energy and the aluminum foil was the conductor of the oven, so that it could keep the food (etc) warm.

Conclusion

My hypothesis was correct, the black paper did tapped the sun's heat energy and keep the sample warm. The oven was a success on keeping the energy warm.