Popcorn is made from a special type of corn called popping corn. The secret to popping corn is the water in the kernel. So, what is the best way to get the best pops from your popcorn? Try this fun experiment below to find out.
Remember always have adult supervision when using a stove.
Question: What is the best way to get the biggest pops from your popcorn? Does wet or dry popcorn pop best?
Materials: 1 1/2 cups of un-popped popcorn, cookie sheet, bowl, plastic ziplock bag, colander/strainer, frying pan, vegetable oil, 1 cup water
Pre-Heat oven for 200
Step 1: Pour 1/2 cup of the un-popped popcorn on the cookie tray. Let cook in the oven for 1 hour.
Step 2: Pour 1 cup of water into a bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of the un-popped popcorn in the bowl for 1 hour. After 1 hour use a strainer/colander to drain the popcorn.
Step 3: Pour 1/2 cup of the un-popped popcorn in a plastic ziplock bag for 1hour
Step 4: After 1 hour all your popcorn is ready to be cooked. Cook the three batches of popcorn separately (recipe below).
Step 5: Watch and record results.
Popcorn popping recipe:
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons os vegetable oil, 1/2 cup un-popped popcorn, frying pan, 3 bowls
Step 1: Place frying pan over medium heat for two minutes.
Step 2: Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the frying pan.
Step 3: Pour 1/2 cup un-popped popped corn in the frying pan, cover loosely with lid.
Step 4: When the popcorn starts to pop lift pan about 1 inch from burner and move back and forth. Do this until you do not hear anymore popcorn popping. It should take about 3 minutes.
Step 5: remove lid slowly. Pour popcorn in a bowl and let cool. Mark the bowl with which type of popcorn you used (dried in oven, water or ziplock bag)
Step 6: Repeat this for the other two batches of popcorn.