||To construct a solar water heater that will heat
4 litres of water to a predetermined temperature in the shortest
||To investigate solar energy.
||Teams of up to four.
||Plywood - no bigger than 35 cm X 35 cm X 18 cm, copper
tubing, glass, aluminum foil, flat black paint, dowel rods.
- Students may use any or all the materials and may vary the
- Students must devise a pumping mechanism that circulates
the water from the reservoir efficiently.
- No commercial solar materials will be allowed.
- No hazardous chemicals may be used to raise the water temperature.
||The winner will be the team or individual who raises
the water temperature 10 degrees Celcius in the shortest time.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.