Science Week – Popcorn

Posted: 16th March 2019

Most people like popcorn, but which type is best? The popcorn pops because water in the kernel expands. One of our Year 5 forms experimented to see which was best – standard, soaked or pre-heated. As it is the water that expands you might think the soaked kernels would be best. Oh no – totally wrong! This then led to some discussion about what sort smelled best and, of course, which sort tasted best. Soaked proved to be worst in every case. Lockers Park Science Week – Science in action!