November 23, 2006

Pumpkin Science

What type of science could you do with pumpkins - really, big pumpkins? Well, if you are my friend you could decided to try closely observing your pumpkin patch to see what you can discover about the world of pumpkins. And what better way to do that than to install a couple of pumpkin cams and all sorts of weather observation stations and just start watching. You can see the results of my friend's obsession here at the PumpkinCam.

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Here's a visitor beside one of the 2006 crop.

And you should definitely watch the videos he has, including the experiments involving slugs. You can see what attracts slogs more: cucumber, pumpkin or apple. And you can watch time elapses of pumpkins as they grow and decay.

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Click to play: big slugs eat corn and tomatoes

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. And may you have fun learning more about pumpkins during your holiday weekend.

Posted by Mary at November 23, 2006 02:56 PM | Science | Technorati links |
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