This hands-on activity gives your students an opportunity to practice their volume and surface area skills with a pumpkin. The fun activity is perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any time during the fall season!
Two versions of this activity are included with your download and cover the following:
•Both versions involve groups of students working together to estimate and then calculate volume and surface area of a pumpkin.
•The second extended version includes an opportunity for students to calculate the volume and surface area of the other groups' pumpkins.
•Both versions also include reflection questions to get your students thinking about volume and surface area.
No matter which version you use your students are sure to have fun practicing the formulas for volume and surface area of a sphere!
*Pumpkins are need for each group to complete this activity. You can ask for parent donations or ask your students to bring in pumpkins for extra credit.
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