Please be sure to check out the supplemental resources for teachers to use in conjunction with these texts. There are videos to serve as hooks/activators for the read aloud or to serve as background knowledge-building resources and/or inspiration for our Mableton Jaguar Scholars during their aligned STEAM Challenges. There are also additional fiction and informational texts listed you can check out as well as the emoji book reviews available for each grade level.
Brothers Tiny and Tony are hungry for a snack, and their mother allows them to make some popcorn. The two boys learn about the history of popcorn in the Americas, how much popcorn is eaten on an annual basis, and methods of popping corn. Two recipes to pop corn are included in this book! (from Scholastic.com)
Pull up a chair and dig in! POPCORN is chock-full of tidbits about one of America's favorite snack foods. Learn what makes popcorn pop, how Native Americans liked their popcorn, and how television almost wiped out popcorn's future. Cooking tips, recipes, and resources are included! (from amazon.com)
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Additional Popcorn Books
Watch a chemical change in action! The video above shows how a popcorn kernel changes into a piece of popped popcorn! SO COOL!
The video above takes you through the steps of making popcorn the traditional way-- without a microwave!! (Please do not attempt without an adult to help you!)
Popcorn by Frank Asch
The Popcorn Princess by Jaqueline McComas
Corn by Gail Gibbons
The Science of Popcorn by Madison Elya
What Makes The Popcorn Pop? by Om Books
Here is a great recipe to try at home with your family! Caramel Popcorn Donuts! YUM!
Try out this cool dancing popcorn science experiment at home with an adult!