|A Seed is planted in the soil|
|A Sprout comes out of the soil|
|Vines begin to grow low to the ground|
|Flowers begin to bloom off of the vine|
|A small green pumpkin begins to grow|
|The adult pumpkin grows and matures|
Watch and listen to this video to learn more about the pumpkin's life cycle. We will discuss more vocabulary later!
All plants follow a similar life cycle as the pumpkin. Here's some important vocabulary to help you watch the next video.
Germination-the process by which a plant grows from a seed. The most common example of germination is the sprouting of a seedling from a seed.
Pollination- Insects take pollen from flowering plants to the same kind of plant. The pollen fertilizes egg cells and produces seeds.
Maturity-the pumpkins should reach maturity at around 100 days depending on size. You'll know the pumpkins are mature when the vines begin to wither and die and the shell turns a deep, solid orange.
Click here to watch the typical plant cycle. This is an overview of how all plants grow, not just the pumpkin!
Can you see how sunflowers and pumpkins grow in a similar way? Are there any differences?
Watch this quick video about the life cycle of a sunflower and see for
Follow the link to the big idea question and answer in complete sentences.
If you have extra time, watch this pumpkin time lapse. It shows the pumpkin growing day by day!
Check out these websites for more fun facts about pumpkins and plants!