My friend Katie sent us the link to this science website that gave instructions for constructing a solar oven. The kids had fun watching the tele-class and learning all about alternative and renewable energy sources. Their project was to create an "oven" using a cardboard box, magnifying sheet, and tin foil. For some reason our marshmallow didn't quite roast as we had expected, but it could be that I didn't have a strong enough lense or that the angle was not quite right. Either way, it was a good learning experience that got them working together. As for me, I am now really excited for the upcoming school year! I tell you, there is nothing like teaching your own children.
The marshmallow was skewered in this little back door.