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.
Rubric for Pumpkin Life Cycle Book and Pumpkin Chart and Graph Projects
|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
|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
- 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
- Understands the life cycles of organisms
- Abilities of technological design
- 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
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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.