Popcorn Is a Gas

Students investigate why and how popcorn pops. For this gas lesson plan, students observe and make suggestions as to what causes popcorn to pop after observing popped corn and corn kernels. Students mass the kernels before and after popping and pop kernels that have been cut in different directions. Students draw conclusions from their data and conclude that the pressure inside the kernel causes the kernel to pop.

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6th - 9th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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