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Melon Lesson Plan

Fun Facts About Melons

  • On average, it takes about 10 to 15 bee visits for proper pollination to grow melons.
  • By weight, the watermelon is the most common melon consumed in America, followed by the cantaloupe and honeydew melon.
  • There are many varieties of the “western shipping type” cantaloupe, but since consumers cannot differentiate between them, they are marketed under the general name as “cantaloupe.”
  • There are four main varieties of watermelon: allsweet, ice-box, seedless and yellow flesh.

What’s Included in the Melon Lesson Plan

  • History
  • Tips & recipes
  • Nutritional information
  • Presenter outline & talking points
  • Sticker template
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Student handouts

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