Thematic Units - Popcorn Day

Popcorn Day

Here are some ideas I used during Popcorn Day:

SCIENCE
We read about popcorn kernels. We discussed what they were made of and why they popped.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We read about and discussed the history of popcorn.
We located pertinent places on maps such as states that grow the most popcorn, Sumatra, China and India.

HEALTH
We discussed popcorn nutrition. We also compared popcorn's nutrition with that of other popular snacks.

MATH
We conducted a taste test and survey. We graphed the results of our test. (We tested 3 different microwave popcorns, one homemade and one store bought. Interestingly, adults all chose homemade as their preference and not one child did.) We counted "Old Maids" from the microwave brands and compared & graphed results.

READING
We read The Popcorn Book. We went over meanings of new vocabulary we had come across in our studies.

WRITING
Children wrote descriptive paragraphs about The Land of Mo where it snows popcorn.

ART
Children made illustrations of The Land of Mo using popped and unpopped popcorn.

MATH/SCIENCE
We popped popcorn. Using our measuring and reading skills, we made popcorn balls.
Submitted by: Kathie

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