Students Learn Importance of Sun's Energy with Solar Cooking

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Students in the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School at Shippensburg University learned about solar cooking on Friday. 

The program, located on the school's playground, was conducted by the dining services of Shippensburg University. 

Students learned from demonstrations that included showing the intense power of the sun's rays, followed by the chance to sample solar cooked treats including hot dogs, s'mores and other child-friendly foods. 

"Kids are loving it, they laugh. One of the demonstrations we do is we burn a paper napkin, and that seems to be the favorite demo because once to hit the focal point of the sun in the solar cooker, it combusts in under two seconds," said Nick Iula, director of dining. 

The program was held to show the students all the uses and importance of the sun's solar energy. 

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