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For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get to know quadratics from a couple of different perspectives. Classmates work in small groups to determine the optimal cooking time for microwave popcorn. Group members pop bags of popcorn for different times and collect data on the...
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#### Corn and Popcorn

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have a popping good time. Using probability and statistics skills, learners determine which type of popcorn to buy based on the percentage of kernels popped. After analyzing corn and popcorn sales to make a prediction of future sales,...
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#### Kernel Count!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is an impressive and thorough lesson on estimation. Young mathematicians estimate how many kernels of popcorn can fit in a tablespoon, then how many tablespoons of kernels can fit in a baby food jar. The popcorn is then popped. All...
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#### Popcorn Math

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Everyone loves popcorn! Use this treat to teach math concepts including place value, estimating, graphing, and volume. Eight possible activities are included, and they can be modified to fit all grade levels.
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For Students 4th - 5th
In this popcorn reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 paragraph selection pertaining to popcorn and then answer 3 multiple choice questions regarding the information.
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#### Popcorn

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Hungry learners perform a number of popcorn investigations. They investigate the volume of popcorn kernels before and after popping. They use both standard and non-standard units of measurement to measure the kernels.
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#### Contributions

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the contributions of the First Nations. For this contributions lesson, 2nd graders discover the origin of popcorn. Students read about popcorn and how popcorn can be used in many ways. Students write a paragraph...
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#### Impacting Indiana

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore Indiana. In this Indiana history instructional activity, 4th graders discuss how Indiana has developed through the years. Students discuss Indiana agriculture and follow a recipe using ingredients from Indiana...
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#### Pop Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners study the origin of popcorn. They locate countries where it is grown on a world map. They color the world map and glue kernels of popcorn onto the countries from which popcorn originated. They write the names of common items...
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#### Popcorn Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use kernels to create a "Top Corn-Producing States" map or graph. They read and round off numbers. Students identify on a U.S. outline map the location of corn-growing states. They create a visual (map or graph) illustration...
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#### Pop Secret Information

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design procedures for increasing the popping rate of a set amount of popcorn kernels. They propose and test a "secret" addition to the corn popping procedure which they expect would increase the popping rate and then write lab...
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#### Altogether Now, The Five Senses

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students make popcorn to summarize end of five senses unit.
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#### Decimals

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners review a list of sizes and prices for popcorn sales and then determine the most economical purchase. They rank the bags of popcorn from the most economical to the least.
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#### Interdisciplinary Approach to Investigating Popcorn

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students conduct a lab experiment using the scientific method. In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students will test the difference in popping white and yellow corn. Students will write their lab report in their science, math,...
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#### Cooking Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders taste different flavors on their popcorn. In this taste bud lesson, 4th graders make predictions about taste and dip popcorn into four different flavors. They record how the flavors tasted - sweet, salty, bitter, or sour.
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#### Overpacking

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this packaging worksheet, students compare the amount of small bags of popcorn to large bags of popcorn and how much trash they create for equal amounts of food. Students follow 6 directions and answer 2 questions.
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#### Bag of Popcorn

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this coloring activity students see a detailed black line drawing of a bag of popcorn. The directions indicate that this page is part of a book.
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#### The Letter P-Growing Popcorn

For Teachers K
Students explore the letter P and things that start with the letter P. They read The Popcorn Book by Tomie DePola. Students discuss things that start with the letter P. They plant their own popcorn plant and watch as the popcorn seeds...
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#### Popcorn

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discuss the properties of popcorn. They explore the connection between corn, popcorn and Thanksgiving. As a class, students sing a popcorn song and create a popcorn craft. They practice writing the word popcorn. As a...
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#### Flotation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine how one of the ways the mining companies extract coal is through the flotation method where air bubbles float coal particles to the top of a solution. The coal is scooped off and separated. They participate in...
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#### Popcorn History

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students investigate the history of popcorn. They research the history of popcorn using the internet. Students work in small groups to create a timeline outlining the history of popcorn.
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#### Respecting Others

For Teachers K - 8th
Students discuss the meaning of the words respect and disrespect and record examples of respectful things that others do. They work cooperatively in groups to achieve a goal of a popcorn party.
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#### Popcorn Nutrition

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read a snack nutrition chart and answer questions. They compare nutrition levels of snack foods. They correctly calculate differences in nutritional value.
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#### Popcorn

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students learn what causes popcorn to pop.