Pumpkins Teacher's Page

A WebQuest for Grade 2, Webquest Agricultural Series
by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University


We hope you and your students enjoy the activities that are presented on this page. There are so many activities available to do with pumpkins! Before your class explores the Pumpkin WebQuest page, they need to be familiar with a bar graph and how to create a bar graph. It would also be beneficial to read one of the books listed below as an introduction to the unit. Print off the Pumpkin template and make as many copies as you need for the Life Cycle booklets.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson. Tricycle Press, 2002.

Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington. Greenwillow Books, 1986.

Pumkpkins by Jacqueline Farmer.

http://www.pumpkinnook.com/facts/anatomy.htm

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/themes/pumpkins.html



EVALUATION
Rubric for Pumpkin Life Cycle Book and Pumpkin Chart and Graph Projects 

Competency 

10 pts.

8 pts.

6 pts.

0 pts.

Pumpkin life cycle book Draws and describes all the life cycle stages Draws and describes most of the life cycle stages Draws and describes a few of the life cycle stages No attempt
Pumpkin chart and graph Graph has no errors Graph has one-two errors Graph has three-four errors Graph has five or more errors

National Education Standards

Math

  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
  • Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another
  • Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates


Science Standards

  • Understands the life cycles of organisms


Technology Standards

  • Abilities of technological design


Language Arts

  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes
     

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Science: Strand 7, Sec. 1D
Language Arts: Grades K-1 Speaking and Listening, Sec. 5


Go back to the Pumpkins activity page.

This page was developed by Traci Cliffman, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau. 

Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.
 





Pumpkin Pie in a Bag

 

 

 

 

1 gallon-sized Ziploc freezer bag
2 2/3 cups cold milk
2 packages (4 serving size)
          instant vanilla pudding mix
1 15-oz. can solid-pack pumpkin
1 teas. ground cinnamon                          
½ teas. ground ginger
1 box of Graham cracker crumbs                   25 small cups
scissors
1 8-ox. container whipped topping for garnish
25 spoons

In the Ziploc bag, combine the milk and instant pudding. Remove the air and Ziploc shut. Squeeze and kneed with hands until blended for 1 minute.

Add the pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger.

Remove the air and Ziploc shut. Squeeze and kneed with hands until blended for 2 minutes.

Place ½ Tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of each small cup.

Cut corner of gallon freezer bag and squeeze pie filling into cups.

Garnish with whipped topping.

Add a spoon. Serve and enjoy.

Yield: 25 students and 1 teacher

Ingredients can be divided by 4 or 5 students to work in small groups.