December 19, 2019

Young scientists headed to state

Young scientists headed to state

By Jerry W. Kram
Can you make s’mores with a lightbulb? Does the color of your roof make a difference in how long its covered with ice and snow?
These were a couple of the questions young scientists tried to answer at the Edwin Loe Elementary School Science Fair last week.
Lucy Lahtinen and Taiya Bad Hawk were partners on the project to see if they could make s’mores in a solar oven using a lightbulb as a heat source. Lahtinen’s older brother had made a solar oven for a science project a few years ago, so the fifth graders decided to make their own and use an alternative heat source.
“We got the chocolate to melt a bit and it was really good,” Bad Hawk said. “Lucy’s brother did this a few years ago and we wanted to see if it would work with a different light. We actually did all the writing for the experiment in one day and that was pretty hard.”
Bad Hawk said solar ovens could help people in places where they don’t have access to a regular oven.

 
The Weather Network