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Why Does Popcorn Pop? About What They Gulp & Munch (Questions Kids Ask)

Why Does Popcorn Pop? About What They Gulp & Munch (Questions Kids Ask)

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Published by Grolier Enterpriese .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10250819M
ISBN 100439337461
ISBN 109780439337465
OCLC/WorldCa50451054

Photo: Shutterstock / Steve Cukrov. For me, popcorn checks off a lot of boxes for a good snack: it’s inexpensive, easy to make and certain kinds of popcorn can actually be , what? Yes, popcorn really is a healthy whole grain food, we just choose to defile it with butter (treat yourself to Kerrygold), salt and that florescent orange powder that tastes like cheese, but is far from it.   Asha brought this home from school. When we were reading it and we got to the first page that's "all popcorn," nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. I totally remember this from when I was a kid! Props to the memorable visuals. They evoked something still. The story is not mind blowing but the book is funny and the illustrations hold up/5.

MOOSE MUNCH ® PREMIUM POPCORN. the anytime snack. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, Moose Munch® Premium Popcorn is the anytime snack that’s almost too good to share. Carefully made in small batches in our own candy kitchen using real butter, creamy caramel, and crunchy nuts, it took over tries to perfect our special recipe. A paper published in the journal Interface titled 'Popcorn: critical temperature, jump and sound’ has investigated why popcorn ‘pops’ — using high-speed cameras, thermodynamics and sound recordings. They have found that the pop is due to the water vapour — pressurized due to the heat — quickly escaping from inside the kernel.

  First off, popcorn isn’t just any old corn. It’s a cultivated strain of flint corn known as zea mays everta. Its kernel is also a whole grain—it consists of the bran (the hull or outer. Popcorn Munch I have fond memories of snacking on different variations of this popcorn munch at my Grandma’s house or on a road trip with her. She was a teacher in her earlier years, so she was always prepared with a snack and a lesson with each visit.


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Why Does Popcorn Pop? About What They Gulp & Munch (Questions Kids Ask) Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Top Reviews Most recent/5(1). Rather than just a brief line of trivia, this is in depth information separated into specific categories and then titled with a question, like "Why does popcorn pop?" Definitely recommended for any trivia buff and those looking for more than tidbits of food information/5.

Comment: Enjoy this high quality used book. It may show signs of wear such as a slight bend in the cover or the spine show previous wear but is not rolled.

It may show signs of wear such as a slight bend in the cover or the spine show previous wear but is not : Catherine Ripley. Improper heating can also cause failure to pop.

Corn pops best in dry heat produced by air or oil. This type of heat surrounds the kernel and heats it evenly and quickly. Heating the corn too slowly or at temperatures that are too low may not create enough pressure within the kernel for it to : Bethany Moncel.

Put three of the extra popcorn kernels (not from your three piles) into the pot, close the lid and wait until they pop. You can swirl the pot a little in between so the kernels don't get burned.

Each kernel of popcorn contains a small drop of water stored inside a circle of soft starch. Popcorn needs between % moisture to pop. The soft starch is surrounded by the kernel's hard outer surface.

As the kernel heats up, the water begins to expand. Inside each kernel of popcorn is a tiny droplet of water surrounded by a hard shell called a hull.

As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel. When the hull can no longer contain the pressure — POP.

— the kernel explodes and a fluffy new piece of popcorn is born. If popcorn is heated too slowly, it won't pop because steam leaks out of the tender tip of the kernel. If popcorn is heated too quickly, it will pop, but the center of each kernel will be hard because the starch hasn't had time to gelatinize and form a foam.

There's nothing more disappointing than popcorn that won't pop. Well actually, flopped cakes, a rained-out wedding, a lie-to-your-face child, receiving an order of expensive shoes that don't fit, planning a Netflix night only to have the internet go out, putting sour half-and-half into your coffee, etc, etc, probably all qualify as more disappointing.

A favorite childhood memory of many is stringing popcorn to create garland for a Christmas tree, even though it meant withstanding pricks and pokes from the Author: Solana Salado. Water vapor bursts from the hull as it does when you uncork a Champagne bottle, emitting that signature popcorn pop.

The hull continues to bloom as it flips and cools, finally converting that hot Author: Brandon Specktor. As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel. When the hull can no longer contain the pressure —POP.

— the kernel explodes, and a fluffy new piece of popcorn is born.” It happens very fast which is what creates the popping sound. Do you want to see what popping corn looks like in slow motion.

Growing types of popcorn that pop better than current varieties do could improve popcorn sales. Pressure cooker.

Not just any type of corn will pop. Popcorn kernels are rounded and hard on the outside. They contain moisture on the inside.

For a kernel to pop properly, water must make up between and 15 percent of a kernel’s weight. They loved popcorn as do we. It's why we're in business.

But this is about you, and millions of people like you who eat it every day at home, work, or play. Popcorn’s popularity comes from the fact that it tastes great, but also because popcorn is connected to good times and the people we love.

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.

Popcorn, it's a tasty treat which is pretty popular at the movies, but turns a simple popcorn kernel into popcorn. It's actually rather simple. Be sure to also check out this video by the. Popcorn is said to have been brought from South America and it was introduced in New England at the beginning of the 19 th century, mostly likely imported from Chile.

In the beginning, popcorn was just a snack people rarely indulged in. As all people who have eaten popcorn discovered, it can become and addicting thing. Researchers have been thinking about just that question as well. They found out that the popping sound you hear while making popcorn is due to the rapid escape of water from the kernel.

The shape of the popcorn is such that it can amplify the sound. The size & shape of popcorn. The history of popcorn is deep throughout the Americas, where corn is a staple food, but the oldest popcorn known to date was found in New Mexico.

InHerbert Dick and Earle Smith discovered small heads of corn and individually popped kernels deep in a dry cave known as the "Bat Cave."Author: Bethany Moncel. Thus, when you pop popcorn in a tightly covered popper, there is a significant possibility that they popcorn will come out chewy.

If you are using a popper, make sure it is well vented to leak the steam away and do no harm to the popcorn. The popper does not need to be expensive and high-tech.

Popcorn (popped corn, popcorns or pop-corn) is a variety of corn kernel which expands and puffs up when heated; the same names are also used to refer to the foodstuff produced by the expansion.

A popcorn kernel's strong hull contains the seed's hard, starchy shell endosperm with 14–20% moisture, which turns to steam as the kernel is heated. Pressure from the steam continues to build until Family: Poaceae.

Why does popcorn pop? Because popcorn is a pop dancer. There are a variety of corns such as field corn, sweet corn and popcorn. However, popcorn is the only corn that pops. He has figured out why they don't pop. Popability depends on water. As the kernel heats up, water inside it releases steam, putting more and more pressure on the kernel until it : Rebecca Skloot.