How Does it Grow? Pumpkins

Did you know pumpkins are a fruit? Discover how different varieties of pumpkins are grown for different purposes in a brief informational video.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Take a field trip to a pumpkin farm to discover textures, types, shapes, and sizes of pumpkins
  • Show around Halloween
  • Pair with a lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin
  • Have learners research and report on the growing of different types of pumpkins
Classroom Considerations

  • Video mentions that a pumpkin is a fruit, but does not explain why; consider diving deeper into this topic
Pros

  • Images support what the speaker is saying
  • Video supplements any lesson or activity on pumpkins
Cons

  • None