|Have you ever
wondered how to grow a pumpkin?
What is the one thing that you must have in order to produce a pumpkin?
Learn everything you need to know about growing pumpkins at this
informational filled website.
Check out these pictures of a pumpkin's life cycle.
|Have you ever
been curious about the anatomy of a
pumpkin? What does the
inside of a pumpkin look like, and what are
those insides called? Learn everything you need to know about the
anatomy of a pumpkin and much more at this educational site.
Check out these pictures to view the seeds and pumpkin brains within a pumpkin.
For additional information and more up-close pictures of what's inside a pumpkin, go here.
Have you ever wanted to know the history of pumpkins? Do pumpkins grow better in warmer or colder weather? Learn everything you wanted to know about pumpkins and how to care for them here.
Have you ever wondered how to properly carve a pumpkin? Visit this great site to get safety tips and ideas on how to carve a face on your pumpkin.
Now that you're an expert on pumpkins, you are going to go on a very important mission!
Pretend that you are a farmer in South Georgia. Because your town depends on you to provide them with the best pumpkins in all of Georgia by Halloween, you must get to work and grow, grow, grow your pumpkins! If you're having trouble remembering the steps on how to grow a pumpkin, refresh your memory by visiting this site. Once your pumpkin patch is fully grown, hop on your tractor and explore your creations. Your job is to pick out your favorite pumpkin; it can be the biggest, the smallest, the ripest, or the cleanest. Once you have your pumpkin, you are going to enter it into the annual Pumpkin Patch contest. Farmers from all over Georgia come and compete at this festival. Because a lot is at stake, you must cut the pumpkin in half and display its insides. If you have the best looking pumpkin both inside and outside, then you will win a prize. Good luck!
Now that your mission is completed, you will return to class. You will draw your pumpkin still attached to its vine, sitting in a field. Remember that pumpkins come in all different colors and sizes, so be creative! Right beside that picture, you are going to draw a picture of your pumpkin cut in half, displaying its insides. Make sure to clearly show the seeds in the center of the pumpkin. To see some examples of what the inside of a pumpkin looks like, go here.
For Real-World Activity
1. Review the how to grow a pumpkin website along with the pictures of a pumpkin's life cycle to refresh
your memory on how pumpkins grow and to see firsthand the different stages in which a pumpkin
2. Next, explore the pictures of the inside anatomy of a pumpkin here.
3. Once you have refreshed your memory, think hard of what your pumpkin would look like growing in a
4. You will then receive a piece of construction paper and it is now your turn to draw a picture of a
pumpkin growing in a field. Use markers to color your picture, but make sure that your pumpkin is still
attached to its vine in the field. Take your time, and be creative!
5. Then, beside your drawing of a pumpkin growing in the field, draw a picture of a pumpkin cut in half.
Display what you see once it's opened up. Make sure to draw and label the seeds inside of the
6. Be prepared to share your drawings with your class.
Using Critical Thinking Questions
Find out how to grow your very own pumpkin patch!
B. Critical thinking questions
1. What plan would you devise in order to save Jeb's pumpkin patch from the crows?
2. What do you think would have happened if Jeb didn't make the jack-o'-lanterns to
to scare off the crows?
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