The Popping Explosion

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The students from Room 4, who are a part of the Kiwi reading group have been looking at how to identify and follow instructions in relation to a text. 

The students from Room 4, who are a part of the Kiwi reading group have been looking at how to identify and follow instructions in relation to a text. 

To identify the instructions within the text was the task the students were asked to do. To be able to complete this task they had to make a list and make sure they had all the information and instructions they needed to be able to complete the task themselves from the story. This enables the students to follow instructions to get to an outcome of making popcorn. 

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This was a great way for the students to work on their procedural writing skills. If they missed a step out then the procedure would have failed. Luckily for them they thought about every small instruction needed to make sure it would be successful. 

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During the procedure the students looked at why a kernel changes and how this happens. 

They all  discovered that the corn kernels had a reaction to heat which makes the kernel change itself. While using the stove top the children discussed how we can keep ourselves safe around heat. 

Brooke said We kept yourself safe by using a chair to stand on so we were high enough to see. We also used the pot lid to stop the oil splattering on us. 

Please check out our video. The Kiwi reading group challenge you to give this a go at home yourself.   

Indie said It was fun because we had to work together as a team.

Mason said It was easy to make because we had all the ingredients and knew the steps to follow. 

Lily said Next time made popcorn,  I would add icing sugar on top.

View our 'Final Popcorn Making' video. The Kiwi reading group challenge you to give this a go at home yourself.   

Curriculum Links

Science - Physical world & Material world, English, Technology - planning for practice

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