Popping Popcorn

The nursery children had a lot of fun participating in a science experiment. We made popcorn, just like the little mouse from our story ‘Bear Snores On’.

We used our five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell to make popcorn.

First, we looked at the popcorn kernels and allowed the children to see, touch, smell, and hear them. Next, we put the kernels in the microwave and discussed the sounds we heard. While the popcorn was popping, we talked about what we saw, heard, and smelled. Once the popcorn was done, we noticed that each kernel had a different shape and that it was warm and fluffy. The most exciting part of our popcorn experiment was getting to eat the popcorn.