Solar energy has many benefits and uses, from powering homes to cooking delicious treats like s’mores. Discover how you can harness the power of the sun from your home in the newest LIFE: Science Shorts video.
Watch, learn, and have fun with the power from our sun
In this video, your kids will learn that the sun is a source of renewable energy, how to build a solar oven cooker, and the benefits and uses of solar energy. They will see a demonstration of a solar oven cooker and photovoltaic solar panels. Let’s learn about solar energy and how we can help our planet, together with our next generation.
This video was created for the LIFE: Living in Florida’s Environment program. To view other LIFE: Science Shorts, visit the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County LIFE: Science Shorts YouTube.
Learn more and create your own solar oven
- You can make your own solar oven cooker at home. Here are instructions to help you get started.
- To learn more about solar energy and to find more activities you can do with kids, visit the Florida Solar Energy Center website.
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