Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

Summary

Where did corn come from? Genetic and archeological data point to what may seem like an unlikely ancestor: a wild Mexican grass called teosinte. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
LS1.A, LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.A
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.4, 1.C.2, 3.A.1, 3.A.3, 3.B.1, 3.C.1
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.C
IB Biology (2016)
2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 5.1, 9.3, 10.2
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
5.2
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.2, WHST.9-12.4
Vision and Change (2009)
CC1, CC2, CC3