Make This Week's
Add a little pop to your week -- popcorn, that is. The lesson plans below will engage students as they create popcorn timelines, maps, and graphs; do popcorn science and math; explore popcorn history and nutrition; and munch leftover popcorn snacks too!
How does popcorn pop?
Which states grow the most corn?
Is popcorn more nutritious than potato chips and other snacks?
Was there popcorn in Plimoth when the Indians and Pilgrims shared their first thanksgiving meal?
Those are just a few of the questions this week's lesson plans will answer.
And here's one more question:
Can popcorn be used to teach place value, estimation, volume, percent, and fractions?
You bet -- just check out this week's Popcorn Math lesson plan.
FIVE LESSONS FOR TEACHING ABOUT POPCORN
Education World provides five lessons about popcorn. Click each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)
Use corn kernels to create a "Top Corn-Producing States" map. (Grades 3-12)
Research/create a timeline of the history of popcorn. (Grades 3-12)
Use popcorn to teach a number of K-8 math concepts. (Grades K-8)
Read a snack nutrition chart and answer questions. (Grades 3-8)
Five simple experiments demonstrate what makes popcorn pop. (Grades K-12)