Educators’ Resources

so-education-1A great deal can be learned by studying how the sun’s energy can be collected and stored for useful purposes. Thousands of school children around the world have used SUN OVENS® in hands-on activities and fun experiments to learn the science behind solar cooking.

SUN OVENS® help students learn about the concepts of insulation, reflection, absorption, conduction, and convection as they experiment with alternative energy uses by harnessing the power of the sun. The results of the solar cookers the students build are often compared to the results of cooking in a SUN OVEN® to help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.

so-education-2SUN OVENS® are the only type of solar cooker that gets hot enough to cook a meal or bake a batch of cookies in one class period. Four layers of cookies can be baked using a Multi-Level Baking Rack Set.

SUN OVENS Educators’ Package
SUN OVENS International offers an Educators Package with all the accessories needed for teaching solar cooking at the reduced price of only $309 (a savings of $130).


The SUN OVEN® Educators’ Package includes:

  • All American SUN OVEN®
  • Multi-Level Baking Rack Set (set of 3 racks w/1 roll parchment paper)
  • Multi-Fuel Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI)
  • SUN OVEN® Cookbook a specialty cookbook featuring 40 of our favorite recipes, techniques, and tricks of the trade to inspire your taste buds as you focus the sun on delicious meals
  • FREE Shipping within the Contiguous U.S. via UPS

Purchase Orders We do accept Purchase Orders from Schools and other Educational organizations.  P.O.s can be mailed to Sun Ovens International, 39W835 Midan Drive Elburn, IL, or email to

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Solar Cooking Curriculum

There are a number of solar cooking curriculums available online to assist teachers in showing students how to experiment with alternative energy uses by making, testing, and using solar cookers:

Classroom resources Link to Solar Cookers International Waki

Hands-on Activity: Cooking with the Sun – Creating a Solar Oven

Solar Energy: Cooking in the Sun

Solar Ovens-Understanding Energy Transfer


Warming Up to the Properties of Solar Radiation and Its Uses in Our Homes