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My Constructable Corn by Janneke Bergholtz

My Constructable Corn

Photo by Sonia Mangiapane

My Constructable Corn is an educational programme for children aged 9–12 consisting of a handbook and a kit with everything you need to turn a grain of corn into a lamp within 30 weeks. It allows children to experience how a seed grows into a plant, how the plant can yield material, and how this material can be used to make a product. The process is not only related to traditional school subjects such as biology, physics and technology, but also teaches children skills and qualities such as patience, care, imagination, insight and creativity.

Janneke Bergholtz