A Model Solar Water Heater

Posted May 13, 2012

by Lensyl Urbano

One of the middle-school projects is to build a little solar water heater. By simply pumping water through a black tube that’s sitting in the sun, you can raise the temperature of the water by about 15°C in about 15 minutes.

The solar water heater in action.

Next year I want to try building an actual solar water heater, similar to the passive air heater my students built two years ago, with the tubing in a greenhouse box to see just how efficient we can make it.

Citing this post: Urbano, L., 2012. A Model Solar Water Heater, Retrieved February 23rd, 2018, from Montessori Muddle: http://MontessoriMuddle.org/ .
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