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Convert your next Pizza box into Solar Oven

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

“Let the sun do the work!” Why not brighten up our worlds using the solar power that nature has beautifully provided us with. This activity will teach us to build your own simple box-type solar cooker or solar oven using easy to find household items that should be able to use the sun's energy to cook outdoors. Let's create our simple, renewable energy products to save our mother Earth.


Solar cookers also called solar oven is a device that harnesses sunlight as a source of heat for cooking foodstuffs. The solar cooker is a simple, portable, and economically efficient tool. It is totally organic and a perfect renewable energy resource.

Solar ovens trap light particles, called photons, to generate heat. With the help of metal reflectors, photons pass through the oven’s transparent glass top and strike the interior of the insulated box. Black interior absorbs the incoming photons and warmer air gets trapped inside & ultimately oven's temperature rises rapidly.


  • Cardboard Pizza Box

  • A stick or Popsicle

  • Black Paper

  • Alumi