Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Farming in a Glove (Corn Seeds)
This kit contains instructions and enough materials for 35 students to plant five varieties of corn seeds – sweet corn, super sweet corn, popcorn, dent corn (also known as field corn), and flint corn (also known as Indian corn) – in the fingers of a food handler's glove and the cotton necessary to sprout them. Given a few days and some water, the glove will be alive with growing sprouts that your students can observe. An excellent activity for teaching plant growth and genetic differences. Order this kit online from agclassroomstore.com.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Inherited Traits in the Living Corn Necklace (Grades 6-8)
- Inherited Traits in the Living Corn Necklace (Grades 3-5)
- Get Popping!
- Corn an A-maizing Plant: Food, Fuel, and Plastic