What is the Solar Oven Challenge?

GreenLearning Canada hosts this delectable renewable energy challenge for Canadian classes every year which challenges participants to build, test, and bake with solar ovens. Students use the solar oven construction plan provided by re-energy.ca, or they design their own plans. Teachers register their classes—which in the past have ranged from grade 3 through to grade 12, and from science classes to environmental clubs—to be eligible to win prizes and certificates.


The 2018 Solar Oven Challenge is coming soon!

Congratulations to our winners of the 2017 Solar Oven Challenge: Ms. Deborah Lumley’s grade 5 class at Rosedale Public School in Sarnia, Ontario!

Ms. Lumley’s class used recycled materials to build several different models of unique solar ovens. They harnessed the heat from the sun to cook some delicious snacks, all the while learning about the power of renewable energies. Well done, Room 11!


Shout-out to the runners-up: Mr. Bailey’s grade 4 class at Robert Zahara Public School in Sexsmith, Alberta!

Check out previous winning submissions and other challenge fun here.