Super Natural Science

Episode

The Corn Off

What makes corn POP? And some other kernels of wisdom.

Water, steam, and dry heat all react differently with food. Heat can transfer from object to object and cause chemical changes, such as the way the brassica family of vegetables smell different when they’re overcooked. Chef and MasterChef judge George Calombaris helps illustrate this by judging a corn cook off, as well as talking about his favourite vegetable, too.

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The Corn Off

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Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Hot Stuff!
3 4
Science Health and Physical Education
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
Transcript The Corn Off
3 4
Science Health and Physical Education
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
The Corn Off
Hot Stuff!
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Science Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
Transcript The Corn Off
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Science Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036

Factastical #5

The sound of your farts has nothing to do with what you ate. It’s all about the position of your sphincter (the circular muscle that helps control the flow your poo) when gas builds up. So it’s a bit like blowing air through a recorder really.