Eco-Schools Challenge Madeira

The development of the project by this group of students in the school, has come to have some visibility by the educational community. Due to this visibility the Eco-schools department challenged the group to build something that could be used by the school within the eco-schools. Thus, in the articulation with Engineer Carlos Magro and Professor Damasceno (professor of technological education), a dryer of fruits and aromatic herbs was planned and built. This uses solar radiation. For the construction of the same the students had to collect information on: what is the best angle of inclination in order to optimize the solar radiation; the best materials to use (within the possibilities of the school and the reuse of some materials) and the operation of the entire structure.