Grade Level:2

Kansas Corn: How Does It Grow?

Entire lesson below.  Also available is the printable PDF version.

Students work like scientists to test their ideas about what plants need to grow and live by using corn plants as model organisms.  Students test growing conditions, such as amounts of water and sunlight.  Consider whether you want to have students grow corn from seeds, or if you want to have seedlings already sprouted. If you choose the latter, you will need to plant and grow the corn about 2 weeks in advance.