MYTHconceptions 7-27: It’s Poppin’
Have you ever heard someone say that you could pop popcorn using the electromagnetic waves from a couple cell phones? Well today we looked for evidence if this is true or not. The students set up a few sets of cell phones with a popcorn kernel to watch what would happen. They also compared the key parts of a popcorn kernel with a regular kernel. Did you know that they are completely different plants?
Ask your student: What did you think would happen in this experiment? What evidence supported the myth? What evidence did not support the myth?