The Teosinte Hypothesis

This is a part of Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn
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In this lesson, students work through the mathematics and concepts behind George Beadle’s claim that teosinte is the wild ancestor of maize. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS3-2, HS-LS3-3
AP Biology (2012-2013)
IB Biology (2016)
3.4, 10.2