Question Sheet: Popping to Perfection

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. What makes good popcorn? 
  2. Why do you think people like to eat popcorn?

During reading:

  1. Where in the United States is popcorn an important crop? 
  2. What makes a kernel of corn good popping corn? 
  3. What are the two main shapes into which popped corn can pop? 
  4. How would coating popcorn kernels with fat help increase the number of kernels that pop when heated? 
  5. What changes take place in the cellulose of a popcorn kernel's outer shell when the kernel is heated? 
  6. How...

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