Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Is It Alive: Indian Corn

After discussing the characteristics of living things, present your students with a cob of Indian corn. 

What do they thing... Living or Non-living?

Let them discuss and without giving away any answers, stick the cob into a large, transparent container filled with dirt. 

Leave the container in a spot where it can be observed on a daily basis and watch what happens.

What do they think now?  Living or Non-living? 

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