“All About Popcorn” -- Second Grade

After harvesting the crops from the raised beds, students will explore the popcorn plant and enjoy a culinary experience.They will:

·Identify the parts of the corn seed and stalk

·Make sketches comparing the popcorn seed to the popped kernel

·Pop corn in a hot air popcorn maker and record their observations using the five senses.

·Explore the science of why popcorn pops

·Learn about the cultural history of popcorn

·Read the Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola