Which popcorn brand pops the most popcorn by ert554898

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									  Which popcorn brand
pops the most popcorn?
Megan Martin
9th grade
Bellwood Antis High School
Problem
Which popcorn brand will
 pop the most popcorn?
Research
Hypothesis
Jolly Time will pop the
 most popcorn.
Experimental
Variables
Different popcorn brands
Experimental Groups
Clover Valley popcorn
Orville Redenbacher popcorn
Jolly Time popcorn
Pop Weaver popcorn
Giant popcorn
Experimental Procedure
Step 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 data
Step 8: Repeat steps 2-7 three more times
 with the same popcorn brand
Step 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 30s
 The placement of the popcorn in the microwave
 Same size bags
 Popcorn brands were all buttered popcorn
 Temperature of room is 22 degrees Celsius
 Heat level of the microwave
 Using the same microwave
 Placing the popcorn bag face up.
 Number of popped kernels
Trial     Clover Valley   Orville       Jolly Time   Pop Weaver   Giant
                          Redenbacher

1.
          372             383           434          283          376
2.
          380             400           453          312          358
3.
          360             390           513          311          327
4.
          367             347           447          293          346
average
          369             380           461          299          351
Number of unpopped kernels

 Trial     Clover Valley   Orville       Jolly Time   Pop Weaver   Giant
                           Redenbacher


 1.
           6               5             22           22           39
 2.
           7               4             29           11           25
 3.
           4               3             30           14           42
 4.
           5               6             24           16           37
 average
           5               4             26           15           35
      Popped Kernels Averages and Standard Deviations

n
u
        600
m
b
e
        500
r
  p
  o
o
  p     400
f
  p
  e
p       300
  d
o
p
c       200
o
r
n       100


          0
              Clover Valley   Orville Redenbacher      Jolly Time    Pop Weaver   Giant
                                                    Popcorn Brands
Number of popped and
unpopped kernels




   Clover   Orville       Jolly   Pop      Giant
   valley   Redenbacher   Time    Weaver
My data supports my hypothesis that Jolly
Time popcorn produced the most popcorn
kernels.
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