Experiment with Popcorn

Discover for yourself why and how popcorn pops. Learn the parts of the kernel and why they are important to popping. Not all popcorn is alike; see why.

Find the difference between white and yellow kernels. Which variety pops better? What does the color of the unpopped kernel have to do with the color after popping?

Use experiments to discover how moisture content affects a kernel's popability – and how that moisture can be retained for longer periods of time.

Compare one variety of popcorn to another – how much pops, how much doesn't? Compare different brands of popcorn.

Test the effects of refrigeration and freezing on kernels. How does it pop when exposed to different environmental conditions?