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Solar Oven Hot Dog Cooker

Solar Oven Hot Dog Cooker | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Build a reflective cooker from a cardboard box, tin foil, and posterboard. Focus the sun's energy on the hot dog and enjoy a delicious snack.


The hypothesis is that the sun's energy can be used to cook a hot dog.

Method & Materials

You will design a parabolic curve, cut it out of the box, cover it with foil, and attach a skewer to the focal point.
You will need a cardboard box, tin foil, posterboard, and a coat hanger.


The experiment showed that the sun's energy can be used to cook a hot dog. The most interesting observation was that the egg cooked on the sidewalk cooked the quickest.

Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it uses the power of the sun to cook a hot dog.

Also Consider

Consider experimenting with different materials to reflect the sun's energy, or try cooking other foods in the sun.

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