A visit to an Apple and Pumpkin Farm By: Mary Lou Whelan, Mary McManus & Susan Whitney July 19, 2002
Visit to an Apple &Pumpkin Farm • At the Farm • How an apple grows • How a pumpkin grows • Animals at the farm
The Apple Orchard • Plant apple seeds in the soil. • Seeds will grow into little sprouts. • A tree will grow. • Apple blossoms that are pollinated will grow into apples. • In the fall apples are ready to pick.
The Pumpkin Patch • Plant pumpkin seeds in the soil. • The seeds will germinate and sprout. • Pumpkins will develop into vines, that grow along the ground. • Leaves, then blossoms, will appear to be pollinated. • The pumpkin will begin to grow from the blossom. They are green until the fall when they begin to turn orange.
Animals on the Farm • Many farms have animals called livestock. • It is a lot of work to take care of all the different animals. • The animals live in a barn on the farm. • There are also fields to let the animals move around and graze on the grass. • All the animals eat certain foods that the farmer feeds them.
Works Sited • Slide 1-Apple http://www.mit.edu/activities/burton1/activ-ities/applepicking.html • Slide 1-Pumpkin http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Teachers/ • Slide 2- Apple Tree http://www.bow.k12.nh.us/pcain/visitto.htm
Additional Website Resources • Pumpkin Theme: http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/pumpkins.shtml