Pumpkins seem to only get press in October. Real pumpkin growers begin planning in November and are tending pumpkins by March.
How much do you know about pumpkins? How do you grow a giant pumpkin? Have you ever tried a pumpkin cookie?
This book is a science activity book with lots of investigations about pumpkins: their seeds (How many seeds are in a pumpkin and how do you count them?), their sprouts (Will a seed buried six inches deep grow?), their plants (Do leaves have layers?) and their pumpkins (How much water is in a pumpkin?). These are mostly done with materials obtainable from the market or already in the kitchen.
This book has lots of pencil puzzles and trivia about pumpkins. There are stories about pumpkins exploring how seeds get in a seed packet and meeting people who grow giant pumpkins (Yes, people grow giant pumpkins in Sweden and Australia.) and more. A recipe section includes soups, breads, cookies, pie, cheesecake and more.
The book is written for upper middle grades to beginning high school, but is adaptable for younger and older students.
The Print Book of The Pumpkin Project is spiral bound and available through Amazon. Click on the button below to purchase a copy for $25.00. A pdf version is available for $2.99. If you are interested in this, please contact me.
Try out a few of the Investigations and puzzles on these sample pages from the book.