Melt s’mores, grill a grilled cheese, or bake some apples using heat from the sun. This DIY Solar Oven how-to video from Kazoo magazine demonstrates how you can make a heat-trapping container with some recycled boxes, black tape, aluminum foil, newspaper, pipe cleaners, and glass from a frame. Then they bake up some brownies (using pasteurized eggs).
You’ll get inspiration from climate activist Greta Thunberg and hear thrilling stories from the rain forest canopy from famed ecologist Nalini Nadkarni. You’ll also build a sun-powered oven with solar engineer Richa Pandey; start a baby sea turtle safety squad with marine biologist Ayana E. Johnson; learn about climate change (in a not-at-all-scary way) with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; make an easy, Earth-friendly chilled berry soup with chef Mollie Katzen, author of the Moosewood Cookbook; get inspiration from sustainable dressmaker Christy Dawn; do a flower experiment with community garden educator LaShaun Ellis; find new ways to honor Mother Earth with activist Winona LaDuke; turn some old cans into art fit for a queen (literally) with British artist Ann Carrington; and read the sweetest short story ever by Elisabeth Egan. Plus, we’ve got hours more worth of activities, comics, games and fun—perfect for summer reading!
Solar ovens aren’t only a fun science experiment. They can really be used as an alternative to a gas or electricity-powered oven. See Moses build a solar oven using a tire.
Plus: How to make a Moser Lamp.