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Graphing Our
Favorite Popcorn


Use an air popper to make several batches of popcorn. Let each child fill three small zip-lock bags with popcorn. Pour melted heart-healthy spread into each bag. Then sprinkle a different dry ingredient into each of the three bags. (Dry ingredients might include cinnamon, sugar, dry cheese, garlic salt...) Have children shake their bags. Then invite them to sample popcorn from each bag and to choose a favorite. Create a bar or picture graph to show the results. Use the graph to discuss which popcorn was the favorite, least favorite.


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