Presentation on theme: "Project Pumpkin By Mac Bailey My Hypothesis –Hypothesis: –Pumpkins that have special treatment will survive longer than the Control Pumpkin, to which."— Presentation transcript:
Project Pumpkin By Mac Bailey
My Hypothesis –Hypothesis: –Pumpkins that have special treatment will survive longer than the Control Pumpkin, to which nothing will be done.
Control Pumpkin I named my control pumpkin Bob. Nothing was done to Bob, who was left on the porch. Pumpkin # 1:
Test pumpkin procedure 1 My 1 st 1 st test pumpkin pumpkin was named Lee. Lee. I put Lee Lee in the oven for 4 hours at 200 degrees hoping that cooking it would keep it from rotting. Pumpkin #3:
Test pumpkin procedure 2 My 2 nd 2 nd test pumpkin pumpkin was named Thor. I put Thor Thor in the oven for 4 hours at 200 degrees, and then it stayed in the oven for 20 more hours on WARM, hoping that drying it out would keep it from rotting. :Pumpkin #4
Test Pumpkin procedure 3 My 3 rd pumpkin was named Sue. I put Sue in the refrigerator for 4 days, hoping it would keep it from rotting. Pumpkin #2:
Test pumpkin procedure 4 Test pumpkin procedure 4My 4 th 4 th pumpkin pumpkin was named Clive. I sprayed Clive Clive with Acrylic finish, hoping that sealing it would keep it from rotting. Pumpkin #5:
Test Pumpkins After 4 days, I pulled Sue Sue out of the refrigerator. Sue Sue had not rotted at all, and neither had Bob Bob or Clive Clive, who had been on the porch for 4 days, with Lee Lee and Thor Thor. Sue was placed on the porch with the others. Thor Thor and Lee Lee had already rotted in only 4 days, and had to be thrown away.
Bob after 4 days Thor / Bob / Lee
Sue after 4 days Lee / Sue
Lee after 4 days
Thor after 4 days
Clive after 4 days Clive / Thor
10 days later Bob, Sue, and Clive remained on the porch for an another 10 days so I could see which rotted more quickly. Here was the result after warm days, cool nights, and rain.
Clive MAGGOTS AND MOLD
Sue DEAD FLIES, WATER, AND MOLD
Bob MAGGOTS AND MOLD
Conclusion Nothing will keep a pumpkin from rotting forever, but refrigerating it until you are ready to put it on the porch will help preserve it, and spraying it with Acrylic will keep the inside dryer. Cooking it or trying to dry it out in the oven are the worst things that you can do to it and will make it rot quickly.