"Making Science Splat~tacular!"
Adam Thornton's
Solar Powered Weenie Roaster

Supplies: Shoe box, skewer (sharp - be careful!), foil, tape, plastic wrap, and a weenie.

What happens: Find a shoe box and remove the shoes. (Not removing the shoes can make
the weenie taste bad)...Next place foil inside.  Tape the foil to the edges and let it hang
down in the middle of the box so that the sun's energy can bounce off the sides and heat
the weenie.  Now carefully poke holes on each end and push the skewer through the box.  
Add a weenie and cover the top with plastic wrap.  

Place outside on a sunny day and rotate the weenie every now and then by turning the

Explanation: The sun is huge!  It produces all kinds of light in the electromagnetic
spectrum: microwaves, radio waves, ultra violet light, x-rays, gamma rays and more.  These
are all forms of energy.  The sunlight passes that energy on to the weenie heating it up!  
Tasty science!
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2) Always wear the correct
safety gear.

3) Never eat or drink
anything while performing

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