Solar Cooking Challenge in Quirino High School, Philippines
Time is approaching so fast that people forgot to conserve and prevent. We are very exposed to new technologies specifically, the gas stove(to introduce the topic).
A way to conserve gas is here. Using heat from the sun(known as solar power) to cook food is an efficient way to do the cooking and laughing with friends.
Another day of workshop(Solar Cooker Challenge) was done in Quirino High School last Saturday(July 28, 2012) with Simon Lim, Hafiz Azizi, Ma'am Gloria(SEED Coordinator,Philippnes) and the SEEDteachers in the Philippines(Ma'am Molina, Sir Roland, Ma'am Dizon & Ma'am Pingul). We accepted the challenge, so be it.
Last July 27(Friday) we had a meeting and preparation for the July 28 workshop. The students who attended the meeting we're the team leaders, and I was one of those students.
I, Alyyana Marie Reyes act as the leader of my team, the MaSEEDHi group with my team members Nina Tan, Abegail Maliksi, Michael Batang and Iron Patrick Primor. The name of our team, MaSEEDHi originated from the word "Masidhi" which is a Filipino word, meaning "Intense". We have an intense desire to win the challenge.
My team accepted the challenge and we had fun from start 'till the end. Our task was to bake a "Shortcake" and it was a kind of difficult. We thought that we will not be able to make it. We had difficulties in making the mixtures because we were given limited baking tools. Yes, there was a limitation in materials but our imagination have no limits. We made improvised tools out of the things around us. For example, we made an improvised sifter by putting small holes in a plastic bag. When we're done in making the mixture of liquid and dry ingredients, we set-up our solar panels and pot. We put the mixture in a pot which is painted black from the outside for it to absorb all the heat from the sun. We also put the black pot inside a plastic which was tied up to enclose the heat inside. Then, its ready to be cooked. We placed it between our solar panels and all we have to do is to wait until its cooked.
Around 4:30pm, the judgement of the winner started. After deciding, we(MaSEEDHi group) ended up as the 2nd best. I was so proud of ur group. It was truly my honor to the leader of my group.
Another workshop ended leaving a smile to every student who came. :)
Cooking the shortcake
The ingredients and mixtures
The MaSEEDHi group