Popcorn is one of our family’s favorite snacks, because it’s healthy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. But have you ever wondered, “How is popcorn different from regular corn? What makes popcorn pop?” We’ll explore these questions in this month’s homeschool lesson. There’s lots of great science inside a kernel of popcorn!

The lesson and activities below are most appropriate for preschool through 2nd grade, but there’s lots of great information for all ages.

Hop on Pop! A Homeschool Lesson About Popcorn

Homeschool Popcorn Lesson

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Related Activities

Popcorn Heart

The Farmwife Crafts has a really adorable activity to go along with this lesson. Click over to her site for instructions on how to make this adorable popcorn heart!

Here are some other fun popcorn activities:

Popcorn Math and Science for Kids

Corn vs. Popcorn Science for Kids

Fine Motor Popcorn Craft

Five Senses Popcorn Investigation

Popcorn Math Facts

10 Ways to Play With Popcorn

Hopping Corn Science Activity

Popcorn Sight Words

Popcorn Sensory Bin

Recommended Reading

The Popcorn Book

The Popcorn Book by Tomie DePaola

Popcorn by Frank Asch

Popcorn! by Francis Towner Giedt

Popcorn (Green Light Readers Level 1) by Alex Moran

Popcorn Gorilla by Judah Holmes

Popcorn! by Elaine Landau

Popcorn by Rowena Womack

The Popcorn Surprise by Eliza Robbins

The Popcorn Shop by Alice Rowe

The Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer

You can find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
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