Popcorn Project

How to Set Up the Popcorn Project

(Open folder)

Research

(class facts)

Question

Hypothesis

Materials Procedures

Data/Observation

(paste table here)

Data Analysis

(bar graph)

Conclusion

  • Create an attractive cover with a creative title and illustrations. The cover should be colored and finished off in ink. (Don’t forget your name and number.)
  • Write or type titles for each section (i.e. Research, Question). All writing should be finished off in ink.
  • Write or type information for each section (already set up in class on rough draft). All writing should be finished off in ink.
  • Paste data table with class data into data/observation section.
  • Find the mean, median, and mode for both the white and yellow popcorn. Once you have this data, create a bar graph as shown in class. Paste bar graph into Data Analysis section.
  • Write a conclusion. Answer the following questions:
    • What was the purpose of this experiment?
    • What were the results?
    • Was your hypothesis correct?
    • What do you think may have affected the outcome?
    • What would you do differently next time to achieve more accurate results?
  • Illustrate and color inside of folder.
  • Paste your 20 popcorn facts on the back of the middle panel.

*Please do your work in pencil first, and then go over it in ink.

*WATCH NEATNESS!

Popcorn Project Rubric

*Please note that deductions for grammar and spelling will be taken in each section.

Section

Possible Points

Points Earned

Cover/Title

5

Research

10

Problem

5

Hypothesis

5

Materials

10

Procedures

10

Data/Observation (MMM)

15

Analysis of Data- Bar Graph

10

Conclusion (5-7 sentences)

15

Popcorn Facts

5

Overall Appearance (Neatness/Color)

10

Total

100

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