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Pumpkin Growing
Prediction Chart
dESCriPtion MatErialS
This graph is used prior to a field trip to a
pumpkin farm. It encourages children to
engage in scientific inquiry, including form-
ing a prediction, collecting data, and checking
their hypothesis. Children predict whether
pumpkins grow on a tree (like apples), on a
bush (like berries), under the ground (like
carrots), or on a vine (like grapes). On the
field trip, children can verify whether their
predictions were correct or not.

posterboard or paper, 12 × 18 inches
illustrations of a pumpkin growing on a
tree, a bush, under the ground, or on a vine
to place at the bottom of each column
a name tag to record each child’s prediction
tape to attach the name tags to the chart
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