About the Farm
Pumpkin units for teachers and home
Here you will find many ideas for a unit on
In this activity, students in cooperative
groups search, suggest, question, predict, and
estimate the number of seeds in a set of
pumpkins. They will combine mathematical
procedures and scientific observation to learn
more about this seasonal delight.
General pumpkin information
This site from University of Illinois extension
includes information on pumpkin history,
varieties, nutrition, recipes, pumpkin facts,
and lots more.
University of Illinois Pumpkin Information
Just about everything you could ever want to
know about pumpkins!
The Pumpkin Patch
Find a pumpkin patch in your area
Pumpkin Patches and More
This company sells patterns and tools for
pumpkin carving. Its web site also has
information on selecting and carving a pumpkin.
A great pumpkin prank
In 1998, a giant pumpkin's mysterious appearance
atop Cornell's landmark McGraw Tower made
national news. The McGraw Pumpkin was one of the
longest and most charmingly mysterious pranks
ever inflicted on the campus community. Read all
about the saga, which took place at the alma
mater of Bill and Debbie Wickham.
The Cornell Pumpkin Prank