I did this experiment every year when I was in the classroom. This is the second year we have done it at home. You can find last years results HERE. Just take one of those gorgeous ears of Indian corn and toss it in a shallow tub of water. Check it daily, because it sprouts quickly. If you live somewhere warm, you can plant it and it will grow corn! I promise, we did it when we lived in the warm desert. It is so fun that the kids can see the roots and the sprouts at the same time. We change the water every couple days so it doesn't get too stinky and slimy. Such a great science experiment.