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Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 , Posted by Liz at 8:22 PM

Fourth Grade Fall Scavenger Hunt

I feel that scavenger hunts for classroom settings can be a useful, yet interesting way to learn more about a specific topic. In this particular scavenger hunt I have chosen to deal with the topic of pumpkins and help fourth grade students learn more about facts on pumpkins, which is fitting since it is that time of year. Children will enjoy this type of assignment, and most like to utilize their skills on the Internet. I have chosen to use Type B, as to provide hyperlinks to direct the children to a specific website to find their answers.

Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

1. Visit the Pumpkin Nook and list the four major varieties of pumpkins. (These are scientific names.)

2. Check out Albee.Org to tell me three things about how the Jack-o-Lantern came about.

3. Look on this Better Homes and Gardens website to list the titles of five recipes you can make with pumpkins.

4. List four pumpkin patches in the state of Oklahoma by checking out this website.

5. Name five features that the Woodbine Farms in Ardmore, OK has to offer.

Answer Key

1. Cucurbita Moschata, Cucurbita Pepo, Cucurbita Maxima,Cucurbita Mixta.

2. Term used to describe a mysterious light seen at night, known as Will O' the Wisp and Ignis Fatuus, the term "Jack-of-the-Lantern", first appeared in print in 1750 and referred to a night watchman or a man carrying a lantern.

3. Almond crunch pumpkin pie, curried pumpkin soup, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin spice cake, easy pumpkin peanut butter dip. (Among other possible answers)

4. Woodbine Farms, McLemore Pumpkin Farm, Chester's Party Barn and Farm, and Autumn Acres. (Among other possible answers.)

5. Corn cannon, ropes maze, animals to feed, huge sand pile, tractor pulled hayrides. (Among other possible answers.)

Currently have 1 comments:

  1. GerrieJ says:

    Woodbine Farms sounds like fun!