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What Happens? Will It Grow? Will it Grow Science Experiment

When you put Indian corn in a pan of water,  what happens? Will it grow? I had no idea! This “will it grow” science experiment is perfect for the months of October and November. You simply observe it each day and see what happens. Find Indian corn during the fall season in grocery stores, orchards or farm markets. It’s dried and usually, several cobs are tied together at the top to hang for decoration.

I like simple science activities that we can keep around and observe for a while. It’s exciting to see changes, wonder what’s next or talk about what’s happening. Such simple activities can be so memorable for children to learn about the world around them. One family had to get some Indian corn and try this at home too!

What Happens? Will It Grow?
Remove the husks and place the cob of corn in a small pan of water. Wait and see what happens. For more information, see this follow-up post: Will it Grow? Update
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 What about celery? We’ll have to wait & see.  Read How to Grow Celery from the stalk.
What Happens? Will it grow?
Check out the next post to see what happens! Click here: Will it Grow? Update
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Friday 19th of July 2019

[…] home. It doesn’t get much easier than a pan, water, and a cob of Indian corn! Be sure to take a look at the instructions and check out the project follow up so you’ll know what to […]


Wednesday 1st of October 2014

How long does it take to start rooting? Just trying to see how long I would need to start this before my program.


Wednesday 13th of November 2013

This may be a weird question, but where did you find the indian corn? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


Thursday 14th of November 2013

Our grocery store has it in the fall around Halloween and Thanksgiving time. Otherwise check a farmer's market or apple orchard.

Amanda Johnson

Friday 2nd of August 2013

How much water did you have to put in the corn??


Friday 2nd of August 2013

Just a small amount, maybe 1/2". You may need to add more after some evaporates.


Friday 29th of October 2010

let us know about the celery!