The Story of Corn

Ashbrook, Peggy
November 2008
Science & Children;Nov2008, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p14
Academic Journal
The article provides the characteristics and uses of corn. It states that it is an interesting subject for young children to explore because it grows ears in many forms, the seeds are easy to see and handle. It implies that to compare the ears of different kinds of corn and to see that the basic form is the same. It cites that science activities about corn are easily integrated with social studies and language arts units because of its importance to human civilization. A procedure which compare different types of corn through measurement is also presented.


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