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Bentley Lower School Library: STEAM

Welcome to the Hiller Library

Solar Energy

Plans for Solar Cooking Ovens- The Solar Cooking Archive

Best Solar Ovens

How Solar Energy Can Be Used To Cook

One of the reasons solar cooking is so well liked by so many people is the purity it allows: solar cooking uses no fuel sources that create smoke or scents that can in any way alter the aromas and flavors of your food. All you will taste when using a solar oven are the cooked ingredients you put in your cooker.

But how can solar energy be converted into enough heat for cooking in the first place? The answer is "radiationless transition," also often known as "internal conversion." When the invisible infrared waves of the sunlight spectrum hit any type of object, they induce vibrations down at the atomic level. These vibrations don't result in the release of any photons -- thus the "radiationless" term -- but they do result in the generation of heat. The more vibrations created, the more heat that is generated.

Thus when a solar oven concentrates sunlight, it is concentrating the invisible but warming infrared light that, when focused well enough, generates sufficient heat for cooking.

Solar Oven Recipe Collections:

Shakespeare 400 at the Globe

History Channel Shakespeare: Fast Facts video

Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre invites the world to join The Complete Walk, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death      Map of the Complete Great Walk

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre App

Video Tour of Shakespear's Family Homes

William Shakespeare was one smart guy, no doubt about it. He had a way with works, a flair for formulating a phrase, an aptitude for inventiveness. In fact, it is estimated that he coined more than 2000 words and phrases, many of which we still use today.

Can you identify Will's Words? Put on your thinking cap and ponder these familiar words for traces of the troubadour's touch. Good Luck! 
Which Words are Will's Words (PBS)

Insult your friends, Shakespeare style (CNN)
Choose how rude you want to be, and who you're insulting, to generate a genuine Shakespearean insult

The Sonnets (MIT)

How to Use Ozobot

Intro to OzoBlockly

Watch this tutorial to learn how to program the Ozobot Bit robot using the OzoBlockly editor. Learn how to create a block-based program and load it into Ozobot Bit.

Using Flash Codes & APP OzoGroove

OZOBOTS - check them out!