Solar Oven James & the Jackwagons

Solar Sizzlers

Kennedy Middle School


James S (8),

 Jordan D (8),

Alex P (8),

Xavier S (7),

Video: HERE

Finished product

Design: We went with a parabolic mirror focusing the light at a pan, being held up with the bottom of an office chair and some wood supports for the pot.

History/Information: First year competing in the solar oven category.



Miso Soup

Quesadilla(Serves 1)-


  • 1(10 Inch) Flour tortilla
  • 1(8 ounce) Package Of shredded cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Toppings include: Bacon Bits, Pepperoni, Mushroom, Onion,

And Black olive. (after finishing cooking: Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salsa.)

1.Grab tortilla

2. Put tortilla on solar oven

3. Put Cheese On tortilla

4. Allow people to choose from array of toppings to put on tortilla

5. Fold tortilla in half

6. Wait for tortilla bottom side to cook

7. Flip tortilla over with spatula

8. Wait for that side to cook

9. Allow people to choose toppings on top after finished cooking

10. Take off, cut, and plate quesadilla

Miso Soup(Serves 4)-


  • 4 Cups water
  • 2 Teaspoons Dashi
  • 3 Tablespoons Miso

1.Boil Water

2.Boil Separate Pot For Dashi

3.Add Miso Paste To bowl

4. Pour a small amount of Dashi into bowl

5. Serve


Gregory Praino(Father)



It was one of the most viable options to make the designated area hot quickly.


Cardboard box


Wood glue

Emergency Blanket

Highest temp:

201 Fahrenheit 

Photos of Use:

3 thoughts on “Solar Oven James & the Jackwagons

  • We can only say WOW! What creative minds you each have! We’d love to see this in action when we visit. Congratulations on your great project!

  • You guys have worked really hard and your cooker looks great! I can’t wait to eat some of your quesadillas tomorrow.

  • Can’t wait to see your solar cooker in action. Good sturdy parabolic design.


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