The reason for making "Heat in a Box" was because we had an ice storm and lost power for 3-7 days. We had no heat for that time so our coach challenged us to make something portable that could heat one room. She said it didn't matter what we used for materials as long as we didn't lite it and burn the house down. My name is Emily and I was the only one who made the prototype and the actual "Heat in a Box."
My dad and I made "Heat in a Box" out of wood, plastic, and silicone. Inside the box is black paper and to heat it up the black paper must be in the sun. The air goes in the box through the slot and heats up. Then comes out the slot on the bottom.
I also made a prototype out of a cardboard box, construction paper, tape, glue, and two cardboard pipes. I used red, orange, and yellow construction paper that was used as fire. I put the pipes on the top. One comes straight out of the top and the other comes sideways out of the strait one on the top. That is where the smoke comes out. There was black construction paper that was used as coals. There was also gray paper that I colored for stones that I taped on the on the sides. Even though the two "Heat in a Boxes" that I made are completely different it is still good for the site. The real "Heat in a Box" is a 1/5 scale that actually works!!!! My dad and I got it out of a book and it was to big to make the actual size so we made it small enough to bring to school. It was a lot of fun to make and it was also a little hard too. All in all it was fun, and it also helps our planet!!!