Empowering Student Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Division: M (6-8)
School: Wellington Landings Middle Team Size: 3

Out of this World Cooker

Meet the Wellington Landings Middle School Team!

Team members (from L to R):

Lily K- 6th-grade student

Stephanie P- 6th-grade student

Sifana P- 6th-grade student

The Process:

Tube within a tube, newspaper used to insulate the interstitial space between, and silver electrical tape used to line inside of tube.
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Several adjustments were made to extend the “window” opening.
Adding the umbrella and Mirrors to “boost” the temperatures.
Finished cooker
Window on top opens to place food on cooking rack.
Plexiglass ends allow additional light to enter.

Materials We Used:

  • 2 Construction tubes
  • newspaper
  • black paint
  • black duct tape
  • plexiglass
  • “space” tape (silver electrical tape)
  • cooking rack
  • umbrella
  • tinfoil
  • adhesive glue
  • mirrors


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Here are Lily, Stephanie, and Sifana gluing the tin foil to the umbrella.
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Here Is Stephanie measuring the window in the tube!

Extra Help!

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Here is Mrs. Heidrich helping cut the tube!
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Lily and Sifana working on the umbrella!

One of our MANY Prototypes:

Thinking “outside the box…….

Our Data: Our highest temperature reached was 160 degrees F/ 73 degrees C. While our temperatures did not reach as high as others, our cooker HELD its temperatures with cloud cover, wind, and dropping air temperatures for longer durations.

Our Menu:

Our Video:

We love Solar Cooking!

9 thoughts on “Out of this World Cooker

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    This is so unique! Great job!

  • March 30, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Amazing work girls! You can tell how well you all worked together to come up with the best ideas for your project! Loved your enthusiasm!

  • March 30, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Great job guys !!

  • March 30, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Amazing job girls! I love your innovative design and amazing video. You make me so proud!

    • March 30, 2023 at 1:07 pm

      Amazing job guys!!!

  • March 30, 2023 at 8:04 am

    This is incredible! What an amazing amount of work you did. It also looks like so much fun. Nice job, guys!

  • March 30, 2023 at 7:09 am

    Congratulations on a job well done!

    Mrs. Giovanetti

  • March 29, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    Great job girls! I love the idea of a tube cooker! I also like that you incorporated visiting a local farm to not only learn more but to use fresh local vegetables! Keep up the great work!


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