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Woodbury Middle School sixth graders have spent the past three weeks designing and constructing functional solar ovens in Dave Rafferty’s science class. On May 22 students brought their ovens outside where they made, and ate, s’mores. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith)

Solar ovens yield sunny side-up s’mores at WMS

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Woodbury Middle School students headed outside last week –  not for exercise, but for cooking.

On May 22, sixth graders put into practice solar ovens that they have spent the last three weeks designing and building. The ovens were used to cook s’mores.


“It really applies math and science to a real situation,” said sixth grade science teacher Dave Rafferty. “It challenges all students to step up their game.”

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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