The Great Pumpkin Detectives WebQuest
Topic of WebQuest: Pumpkins
Grade Level: Kindergarten
It should be noted that this WebQuest should be completed in small groups
or with an adult.
Each year our kindergarten classes visit a local pumpkin patch. In order
for you to enjoy your trip, you need to know a little about pumpkins.
We are going on a WEBQUEST! Your job is to be a detective and find out
many facts about pumpkins.
Resources and Process
Just a reminder:
During the Webquest, after you click on a blue hyperlink, scroll up
and down (with the arrows on the right of the Netscape screen) to view
the new web site and find the information you are looking for.
Then, press the BACK button at the top of your Netscape screen to return
to The Great Pumpkin Detectives WebQuest site. Thanks!
The first thing a Webquest detective needs to know is how to find the hidden
pumpkin pictures. Click the mouse on the underlined words. Find
the Pumpkin! Good Job, you found the first set of pumpkins!!!
We plant pumpkin seeds in our gardens when we want to grow a pumpkin. There
are other ways for seeds to travel. Click on this link to find out another
way. How else can
a seed travel?
Pumpkin seeds are planted in a hole in the ground and dirt is mounded over
it. The seed begins to sprout. This is called "germination". Click
here to see what germination looks like.
Can you find the different parts of a growing plant? Do you see the roots,
the stem, the leaves?
Did you know that pumpkins have flowers? The pumpkin grows from the spot
where the flower bloomed.
Click here to see a picture of a pumpkin flower. What color is it?
Read the book Pumpkin, Pumpkin, by J. Titherington.
Pumpkins come in many shapes and sizes. Click on the following links to
with the name Baby Boo
you guess why one of these pumpkins is called Tallman?
Still More Pumpkin Pictures
Did you know that pumpkins grow in patches? Click on this link to see a
Read this poem.
They chose me from my brothers,
"That's the nicest one!" they said.
And they carved me out a face,
And put a candle in my head.
Then they set me on the doorstep,
Oh, the night was dark and wild.
When they lit the candle,
Then I smiled!
Learn how to
Make a pumpkin picture!
Name some things you learned about pumpkins and use these sites to discuss
what you have learned!
Look at these pictures
for some hints!
You have completed your detective work. Congratulations! Tell a friend
something you learned. Tell what you think you will see at the pumpkin
Leslie Palmieri (Palmieri@computer.net)
Barbara Demetriow (BAD45G@aol.com)
Matthew Paterson Elementary School
Patterson, New York
Pages Created: June 16, 1998
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