Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Theme Activities (Indian Corn Experiment)

 A teacher shared this fall-related science activity -- soaking Indian corn in a bit of water to see what would happen.  We have a large tray with a paper towel and about 1/4 inch of water. We also pour water over the cob every 2 or 3 days.
By day 2 we saw a few sprouts.

And after a week, there was quite a bit of growth.  Our acorns, on the other hand, have grown nothing but mold.  We also have some popcorn seeds in the water, but there's been no change there either.  DD decided she wanted to add her Indian corn cob as well and they declared that it's a race to see whose corn will grow fastest. Sigh... anyone else's kids compete about most everything?!

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