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Why Popcorn Pops

Imagine popcorn as tiny little seeds with a special surprise inside. These seeds have a tough outer shell, kind of like a superhero costume that keeps the surprise safe and sound.

Now, when you put these seeds into the microwave, something magical happens. The microwave gets really hot and starts sending invisible waves to the seeds. These waves are like secret messages that tell the seeds it’s time to get ready for the big show!

As the seeds heat up, the surprise inside starts to get excited. The surprise is actually water, and as it gets super-duper excited, it turns into steam.

Now, here’s where the real fun begins! The steam puts pressure on the tough outer shell, and just when the pressure becomes too much, POP!

The popcorn bursts out, all fluffy and white, ready to be enjoyed. It’s like the seeds couldn’t contain their excitement any longer and had to burst out in a burst of popcorn joy!

So, the next time you see those little kernels dancing in the microwave, remember it’s their way of throwing a popcorn party just for you! ✨