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Popcorn pops because the kernel contains moisture and oil. When these are heated, the pressure increases and the water turns to steam. The steam gets too big for the hull of the kernel and it pops!

  1. 1. What happens when the steam takes up too much room?
    1. a. It leaks
    2. b. It pops
    3. c. It shrinks
  2. 2. What does the water in a popcorn kernel turn into?
    1. a. Corn
    2. b. Steam
    3. c. Air
  3. 3. What does a kernel contain?
    1. a. Butter
    2. b. Moisture
    3. c. Salt