Donations needed for Solar ovens, light unit, water purification…

Please start saving boxes, shoe box or larger for solar ovens.  Project to begin late February after we study “light”.  We will also be using the ovens to boil water, and to melt chocolate to make smores!  (The Gold Team did this in October – now its our turn!)


Donations needed for the Solar Ovens project:

1 box for team of three to make ovens

Saran Wrap or similar for “lense” on oven –

If anyone has access to inexpensive plexiglass (for the ovens) please let me know.  We would need about 40 pieces (about 8 by 11 inches) and edges sealed/taped/sanded to prevent injuries.

Large boxes of graham crackers

Chocolate bars


Donations requested for the Light Unit:

Flashlights with batteries, both LED and incandescent

Mirrors all sizes (please deliver with your student as glass is pretty dicey with kiddos)

old polaroid sunglasses (that we can dismantle and use the lenses)

quartz crystals, prisms, mylar or anything like that refracts light and makes rainbows!

magnifying lenses (we have a few, but extras would be great)

Donations needed for water unit:

Old colanders, strainers


filter paper, paper towels

empty water bottles (plastic is best), straws, large collecting trough (If we continue to have rain, it might be fun to see how much each class can “catch” from the sky.)

large funnels, small funnels


We’re half-way through the year!  It’s going to go really quickly now!







  • By Bella N., January 23, 2015 @ 12:55 am

    Can you post the Ted text book on your blog I really need it to finish my brochure

  • By Alison Richards, January 23, 2015 @ 11:42 pm

    Sorry, unable to do so. But, I think you are finished now, right?

  • By Michelle D, January 23, 2015 @ 10:06 pm

    What date do you need the supplies by?

  • By Alison Richards, January 23, 2015 @ 11:41 pm

    Starting the light unit mid February, Solar Ovens follow about a week later, then Water Unit about the 21st or so. (I hope.) Thanks for the inquiry. Any item that is possible to return to you, we will clean up and return. Thank you in advance!

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