The pumpkins that students picked out at the pumpkin patch have been the center of learning, practice, and exploring for the last few weeks.

We have used them to introduce and practice measurement of length, width, height, weight, predictions, estimation, comparing, line plots, and addition and subtraction in math. 

In science we have introduced and experienced the scientific method, investigations, descriptions, predictions, sinking and floating, life cycles, and cooking. 

We discovered that ALL of our pumpkins, no matter the size or weight will float!

Making and listening to predictions:

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Some results were fun and shocking:

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Then we compared pumpkins to other fruits and vegetables:

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We then had to find out if the flesh of the pumpkin on its own will float:

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Pumpkins were used in math to measure and then students worked together to create line plots:

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Finally we got to dissect and investigate the inside:

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Some pumpkins were beginning to sprout right inside the fruit!

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Then we made pumpkin smoothies and enjoyed roasted pumpkin seeds with snack!

Preparing the ingredients:

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Next Up:

             Seed investigations, planting experiments, and making seed models.