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King of the Crops: A Corn Unit for older grades

Bulletin board title idea “King of the Crops”, Crop King

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEJbQUsZ68Q Corn from seed to harvest, elapsed time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abYVhA1D9Fg life as a corn plant (autobiography)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VfWVbrZTw0 Planet growth, lower level

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pasB5FxhVUk food chain and food web, lower level

Game and Facts

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/corn/guide.html Great Corn Adventure teacher resources

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/ The game (Excellent! Interactive facts, reads to student)

http://www.campsilos.org/ The story of corn is one link found here, also available teacher resources http://www.campsilos.org/mod3/teachers/index.shtml

http://farmflavor.com/corn-life-cycle/

http://4h.unl.edu/kernels-of-knowledge/unit-1/learning-activity-2-life-cycle-of-corn time lines for corn

http://www.soilcropandmore.info/crops/Corn/How-Corn-Grows/ Corn Life Cycle

https://extension.cropsci.illinois.edu/handbook/pdfs/chapter02.pdf This looks technical, but may be used for higher-order thinking, close read a small section, etc. Good charts/graphs

Books

http://thepreschooltoolboxblog.com/corn-life-cycle-sequencing-cards-preschool/ book suggestions for corn

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/posts/u133/pdfs/focus_on_a_cycle.pdf

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2014/04/10-ready-go-resources-teaching-life-cycles looks like there may be a game on here

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