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Which popcorn brand pops the most popcorn? Megan Martin 9 th grade Bellwood Antis High School

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Problem Which popcorn brand will pop the most popcorn?

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Which popcorn brand pops the most popcorn?

Megan Martin9th gradeBellwood Antis High School

Problem

Which popcorn brand will pop the most popcorn?

Research

HypothesisJolly Time will pop the most popcorn.

Experimental VariablesDifferent popcorn brands

Experimental GroupsClover Valley popcornOrville Redenbacher popcornJolly Time popcornPop Weaver popcornGiant popcorn

Experimental ProcedureStep 1: Gather materials Step 2: Take one bag of popcorn and

remove plastic Step 3: Put popcorn in the center of the

microwave and follow directions on the bag to cook

Step 4: Open bag and immediately empty popcorn out into the bowl

Experimental procedure continued

Step 5: Count total number of popped kernels

Step 6: Count total number of unpopped kernels

Step 7: Record dataStep 8: Repeat steps 2-7 three more

times with the same popcorn brandStep 9: Repeat steps 2-8 with a different

popcorn brand

Control Group

Putting the popcorn in the microwave and not turning the microwave on.

Control Variables

Cooking time-2min 30sThe placement of the popcorn in the microwaveSame size bagsPopcorn brands were all buttered popcorn Temperature of room is 22 degrees CelsiusHeat level of the microwaveUsing the same microwavePlacing the popcorn bag face up.

Number of popped kernels

Trial Clover Valley Orville Redenbacher

Jolly Time Pop Weaver Giant

1. 372 383 434 283 3762. 380 400 453 312 3583. 360 390 513 311 3274. 367 347 447 293 346average 369 380 461 299 351

Number of unpopped kernels

Trial Clover Valley Orville Redenbacher

Jolly Time Pop Weaver Giant

1. 6 5 22 22 392. 7 4 29 11 253. 4 3 30 14 424. 5 6 24 16 37average 5 4 26 15 35

Number of popped and unpopped kernels

Clover valley

Orville Redenbacher

Jolly Time

Pop Weaver Giant

My data supports my hypothesis that Jolly Time popcorn produced the most popcorn kernels.

Further Ideas