Bert Rumble Middle School

Bert Rumble Middle School

Huntington Middle School

206 Wellborn Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088


Dear Students and Parents:

We are studying “Heat Transformations” in science. To demonstrate the properties of heat convection, conduction, and radiation, and to see examples of the changes of states of matter as a result of molecular activity, students will build a camp stove and cook their own meal. This project is extremely fun and creative, but it is also for a MAJOR GRADE (40%). Please help your child participate by providing the following materials:

To make stove (materials needed):

  • 1 large metal 96 ozcoffee style can (or similar style can) – Punch PLENTY of dime-sized holes around the can. Remember the fire will need plenty of ventilation to burn.
  • 1 9-10 oz. tuna can (or similar style can). Do NOT use a smaller can or a soup can!!!!!
  • scrap cardboard (Wind it up tightly and stuff it in the tuna can in coils. It needs to be packed tightly!)
  • 1 large candle (An old scrap candle will do fine. Scented or unscented does not matter.)

To cook with:

  • metalfork and one metal spoon (NO KNIVES!)
  • one oven mitt or hot pad

ExampleMenu Only……. students will create their own meals.

The only downside with meat is that there is nowhere to store the meat

to keep it fresh.

(Toast or a grilled cheese sandwich)

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 1 – 2 eggs for scrambled or fried egg sandwich

Meat (If you choose to cook meat.)

  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Hot dog
  • Hamburger patty

Other needed items:

  • A beverage(water preferably)
  • Paper towels and plates (A few volunteers will take care of the classes. Thanks!)


Parents are welcome to come the day we cook, so please consider helping out! Just remember, it gets a bit smoky. You may end up a bit messy.Cook date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, from 11:30am-2pm. (Actual cooking will begin at 8:30 a.m.)

Thank you,

Teris Dunn


Because some steps of making a camp stove can cause an injury if not conducted carefully, this project must be completed under parent or guardian supervision. If students will make their stoves at home and bring them in early, I will check over stoves and make sure they work. If students do not bring the stoves in prior to the cook day for inspection, I cannot guarantee their cans will work properly.

I give my child permission to participate in this science activity. Should my child require emergency medical treatment, I give permission for said treatment for my child.

Parent signature: ______Date:

I understand this is a unique science activity giving me the opportunity to learn and observe science concepts outside of the classroom. Such activities require extra care in manners and appropriate behavior. I agree that should I misbehave and require teacher correction during this activity, it will be an automatic level 2 or 3 depending on the nature of the behavior and the teacher and Assistant Principal’s discretion.

Student signature: ______Date: ______