This resource is a lesson plan describing how do build a solar oven as well as how a solar oven works. The lesson plan comes from the Department of Energy, and is clearly presented and simple. This resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
6-8.RST.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
ETS1: Engineering Design
3.ETS1.1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
MS.ETS1.2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
PS1: Matter and Its Interactions
5.PS1.3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
7.PS1.6 Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
6.PS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.