Pumpkin Investigation

This week, we have spent our science time studying pumpkins. We began our week by reviewing the lifecycle of a pumpkin. Then we broke into groups and examined our cute little pumpkins. Each group had to estimate how tall, big around, how much their pumpkin weighed, and how many seeds were inside of their pumpkins. After each group discussed and determined their estimations, we gathered materials needed to measure our pumpkins.  We used yarn and linking cubes to measure the circumference and height of the pumpkins. I cut the top off of the pumpkins and the students dug out the seeds and grouped them into 10's to make counting easier. It was a fun and messy experiment!   

Joy Sandefur