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Fact Monster: Pumpkins, Screamers, and More

Students in grades 4 to 8 build research skills and cultural literacy as they learn about a wide variety of topics.

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Answer Key for This Hunt
October #1
1. August 3; 2. squash; 3. 600 or more; 4. Pacific Ocean; 5. accept either near a pond or lake or in a rain forest.

This Hunt's Questions
1. On what date in 1492 did Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage to the New World?
2. To which other fruit is the pumpkin most closely related?
3. About how many insects can an insect-eating bat eat in one hour?
4. Which ocean does not border Africa?
5. Where would you be most likely to find a bird known as a screamer?