Get Your Pop On!

Project # 41

Big Question

Which brand of popcorn pops the best?

Hypothesis

We think the pop secret brand will pop the best because the pop secret has the biggest box.

Mateirals

Microwave,Pop secret brand,Jolly Time brand,and Orville Redenbachers brand ,Paper towels

Procedure

1.Pop the popcorn in the microwave. Press the popcorn button. 2. Open the bag and put the popcorn on paper towels. 3. Count how many kernels are left for each brand.

Observations/ Data

Research

Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popcorn.

Popcorn is different from other types of corn.

Most popcorn is grown in the Midwest.

Most popcorn is eaten in the fall.

There is a little drop of water in every kernel. The heat makes it expand and makes it go pop.


Source:

http://www.popcorn.org/AboutUs/PopcornPoppinMonth/FunPopcornFacts/tabid/118/Default.aspx

Conclusion

Pop Secret is the best brand because Pop Secret had 9 and the others had 11 and 16. It probably had a little more water in the kernel. If we were buying popcorn, we would buy Pop Secret because you get more popcorn.