In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
To combat climate change, we must explore renewable, non-polluting sources of energy, such as solar power. Participants experience building a solar oven, one way to harness the sun's power and to flex our "fire power" to fight climate change.
Invite the children to help you follow the instructions in Leader Resource 1 for constructing a solar oven.
As participants work, invite them to reflect on how solar ovens might make a difference in fighting climate change. Ask:
Optional: Show the YouTube video that shows how one man is bringing light to village homes in the Philippines using soda bottles as solar light bulbs. Explain that these solar lights are an example of other creative uses of solar power. Invite participants to suggest other ways people might use solar power instead of pollution-creating electric power in their daily lives.
If you decide to have each participant make their own solar oven, rather than constructing one as a group, but are concerned that individual class members may not be able to do all steps of the project, have participants work in pairs, so that tasks can be shared in a way that allows everyone to be successful.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
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