The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

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This PowerPoint lesson is for Kindergarteners! An actual pumpkin lesson would definitely include reading books about pumpkins, scooping the inside out of a pumpkin (to see the seeds and pulp) along with other fun activities like field trips to a pumpkin patch! Enjoy! :)

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The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

  1. 1. The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin By: Lauren Borchard
  2. 2. <ul><li>What does a pumpkin look like? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In what season do we see pumpkins? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pumpkins! <ul><li>Have any of you ever helped carve a pumpkin?! </li></ul>
  5. 5. What did you see inside of the pumpkin?
  6. 6. The Life Cycle of Pumpkin <ul><li>There are 6 stages of a pumpkin during its life cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1: Seed </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2: Sprout </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3: Vine </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 4: Flower </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 5: Green Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 6: Orange Pumpkin </li></ul>
  7. 7. Seed <ul><li>1 st Stage of a Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin seeds grow inside of a hollowed-out portion of a pumpkin </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sprout <ul><li>2 nd Stage of a Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>After planting the seeds in the late spring, a pair of green leaves will push up from the ground </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vine <ul><li>3 rd Stage of a Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>The sprout grows up and out </li></ul><ul><li>Turning into a vine </li></ul>
  10. 10. Flower <ul><li>4 th Stage of a Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow flowers begin to grow on the pumpkin plant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Green Pumpkin <ul><li>5 th Stage of a Pumpkin </li></ul>
  12. 12. Orange Pumpkin <ul><li>6 th Stage of a Pumpkin </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where do pumpkins grow? <ul><li>Pumpkin Patch </li></ul><ul><li>Gardens </li></ul>
  14. 14. How can WE use pumpkins? <ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin pie, YUM! </li></ul><ul><li>Decorating </li></ul><ul><li>Carving </li></ul>
  15. 15. FUN FACTS ABOUT PUMPKINS <ul><li>Pumpkins flowers are edible </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkins are a fruit </li></ul><ul><li>In 2011, the largest pumpkin was 1,810.5 pounds! </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin <ul><li>Stage 1: Seed </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2: Sprout </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3: Vine </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 4: Flower </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 5: Green Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 6: Orange Pumpkin </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>ANY QUESTIONS? </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>GREAT </li></ul><ul><li>JOB </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS! </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Information on each stage of pumpkin life cycle: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5541904_pumpkin-plant-life-cycle.html </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds: http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00HebQkcIPbozy/Snow-White-Pumpkin-Seeds.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds: http://sulphurspringsfarmersmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/MSFM-inside-the-pumpkin.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Sprout: http://www.featurepics.com/FI/Thumb300/20100701/Pumpkin-Sprout-1602602.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Vine: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/2701314629_f80fc222af_z.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Flower: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v-DlPomQndg/S4WieCxsQZI/AAAAAAAAFrs/u2ME4J7Acno/s640/Pumpkin_flower_EH.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>Green Pumpkin: http://www.drycreekgarden.com/images/pumpkin_900x480_1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Orange Pumpkin: http://suttons.s3.amazonaws.com/p/VEPUM13561_3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin Patch: http://www.nancyorozcoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Pumpkin-Patch-4-1024x682.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin Gardens: http:// wasatchgardens.org/files/images/sandy_garden_pumpkin.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin Life Cycle: http://search.enchantedlearning.com/cgi-bin/reducegif/subjects/plants/types/pumpkin/shapebook/lifecycle.GIF </li></ul><ul><li>What is inside pumpkin! (First slide) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jwraHr5kX5k/TMHMw3PWUII/AAAAAAAAAhY/3Dc1FQFmx9E/s1600/pumpkin+seeds.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Facts: http:// www.fiferorchards.com/events/images/howapumpkingrows.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Worlds largest pumpkin: http://www.pumpkinnook.com/giants/giantpumpkins.htm </li></ul>

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