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Pumpkins by Amy Fleming. PUMPKIN FACTS. Pumpkins are a fruit and they are the color orange when full grown! When you cut a face into a pumpkin it becomes a Jack-O-Lantern. It is believed that pumpkins originated from Central America.

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pumpkin facts
PUMPKIN FACTS
  • Pumpkins are a fruit and they are the color orange when full grown!
  • When you cut a face into a pumpkin it becomes a Jack-O-Lantern.
  • It is believed that pumpkins originated from Central America.
  • Pumpkins are used in many food recipes. The seeds can be roasted and eaten. Many people like to bake pumpkin pie. Pumpkin muffins and bread are also very common.
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible!!!
life cycle of pumpkins
Life cycle of Pumpkins
  • Stage 1: A pumpkin begins as a seed
  • Stage 2: The seed grows into a pumpkin sprout
  • Stage 3: The sprout becomes a pumpkin plant
  • Stage 4: The pumpkin plant grows pumpkin flowers
  • Stage 5: Finally a pumpkin arrives
  • Stage 6: When you cut a face into the pumpkin and it become a Jack-O-Lantern
jack o lanterns
Jack-O-Lanterns
  • Jack- O- Lanterns are created when a face is cut into a pumpkin.
  • We light up our Jack- O –Lantern faces with a lit candle inside, or a light.
  • Jack-O-Lanterns are created for Halloween.
  • Some people make designs on their pumpkins instead of faces.
pumpkin books
Pumpkin Books
  • “Picking Apples and Pumpkins” by Amy and Richard Hutchings
  • “Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night” by Anne Rockwell
  • “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever” by Steven Kroll
  • “Pumpkin Jack” by Will Hubbell
  • “Apples and Pumpkins” by Anne Rockwell
  • “The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis
  • “I Like Pumpkins” by Jerry Smith
  • “The Littlest Pumpkin” by R.A. Herman
  • “Pumpkin Pumpkin” by Jeanne Titherington
websites
Websites
  • www.pumpkinnook.com
  • http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/pumpkins/
  • http://www/pumpkin-patch.com/
what is the fourth stage in the life cycle of a pumpkin
What is the fourth stage in the life cycle of a pumpkin?
  • A seed begins to grow
  • The pumpkin plant grows pumpkin flowers
  • A pumpkin finally arrives
  • You cut a face into the pumpkin and it becomes a Jack-O-Lantern
sorry try again
Sorry…Try Again!

Go back and read the pumpkin information and see if you can figure out the answer to this question!

congratulations
Congratulations!!!

You were right! The fourth stage in the growth of a pumpkin is that the pumpkin grows pumpkin flowers! Happy pumpkin picking and Jack O Lantern carving!

biography
Biography
  • I am 5th year senior at WMU. I will be graduating in this upcoming spring with a degree in elementary education. My minors are physical education and early childhood.
  • I played softball for Western for four years! I was the first baseman and the only senior last year. I love athletics!
  • I am from Grand Rapids and have an older brother and a dog!
  • All information is from personal knowledge or the web pages listed!
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