Well, the science fair is over and done with. Jaidan got 3rd place for her class, but only the top 2 went on to the school science fair. Here are the results, as promised;
We had some pretty surprising results. When she first did the experiment she used the popcorn setting on the microwave. Most microwaves come with it now, and that is what most people use. The winner was indeed Orville Redenbacher, which is what most people picked. It popped 86%, next was Stater Bros at 79% and then Pop Secret with 77%. We were amazed by how much popcorn didn't pop! Another surprising thing tho, was that despite the %'s, stater bro's you still got more popcorn! The number of kernels that popped was more then the popped and unpopped kernels combined in both Pop Secret, or Orville.
Because of these results, Jaidan decided she was going to pop all 3 again, but this time following the directions on the bags. We got totally different results! Pop Secret won with a whopping 93%! Followed by Stater Bro's with 90% and then Orville with a disappointing 73%. We also noticed that the amount of popcorn in each bag was vastly different.
As a family, we have decided that from now on, we will follow the directions on the bag while popping our popcorn....unless it is Orville Redenbachers, then we will use the popcorn setting on the microwave!