Lesson details

Grade
1
Subject

Science

Topic

Plants have basic needs

Structures of plants

Subtopic

Characteristics of plants help them survive in distinct environments

Different plant structures help plants survive, grow, and produce more plants

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • Corn stalk with tassels and husks with silk
  • Corn kernels dried and fresh
  • Corn on the cob (cut into ~ 3” chunks) enough for 1 per student
  • Washable paints in various colors (orange, yellow, red, blue, etc)
  • Plates/bowls for paint
  • Corn holders or bamboo skewers
  • Aprons
  • Newspapers
  • Paper towels
  • Soap

Corny Paintings

Duration: 
1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will learn how about the structures of corn and how it is pollinated. Students will also make their very own painting using corn on the cob!
 

Essential Question: 

How does corn use the wind to pollinate?

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