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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Get Popping!

How does popcorn pop? Investigate this phenomenon by observing how heat affects the water inside a popcorn kernel. See a demonstration of this investigation by viewing the Get Popping! video. This kit contains safety glasses, test tubes, a test tube clamp, an alcohol lamp, balloons, aluminum foil, vegetable oil, boiling stones, and popcorn kernels. This kit complements the lesson Get Popping! Order this kit online from

Lynn Wallin
National Center for Agricultural Literacy
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