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Step 1. Questions
Have you ever wanted to grow your own pumpkin? For this e-Journal project you will research pumpkins in all their stages, including seeds, seedlings, full-size pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns.
Here are some math problems to solve for your report:
How wide can a pumpkin grow? Find the width in both feet and inches.
How heavy can a pumpkin weigh? Find the weight in both pounds and ounces.
How long does a pumpkin take to grow from seed to full-size pumpkin? Find the time in both days and weeks.
You also should look for the data that will help you calculate the answers to the math problems listed above.
Step 2. Research
First, visit the Web sites in Step 2. Learn as much as you can about how pumpkins grow. Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Take notes about them on this page, too!
: How can I use search engines to find information? Click
to find out.
Pumpkins and More
This great Web site will tell you everything to know about pumpkins! Click “Pumpkin Facts” to learn about the sizes and weights of pumpkins. Or try “Growing Pumpkins” to learn how to grow giant pumpkins in your backyard.
Visit this Web site to learn all about gardening. Click “Seed Starting” to learn how to plant seeds for pumpkins and many other plants. Then click “Grow Planner” for a guide to running a garden.
How can you have fun with a pumpkin? This Web page will show you all sorts of great ideas. If you want to try one of the ideas with a real pumpkin, be sure to ask permission from your teacher, parent, or guardian.
for tips on using search engines.