This scientific inquiry activity is perfect for before or after fall break, Halloween or Harvest Day activities, or after reading The Littlest Pumpkin by R.A. Herman.
The Littlest Pumpkin Candy Investigation provides a scenario where two friends discover three tiny pumpkins while playing in the leaves. The friends decide to investigate these pumpkins using different temperatures of water.
Conduct this investigation as an entire class. The PowerPoint file allows you to introduce the scenario to the students and provides scientific questions and possible predictions for the students to vote on and discuss. Call on student volunteers to become lab assistants to help you conduct an experiment about how the different temperatures of liquid affects how fast a pumpkin candy can dissolve. Each step of the procedures are illustrated to help students follow along. Students also have a one page handout that asks them to draw what they see in each bowl and prompts the students to write a conclusion.
Included in this Package:
• Student Observation and Conclusion Page (1 page)
• Corresponding PowerPoint file with illustrated step-by-step instructions (25 slides).
→ Do you think your students can do this experiment in small groups? Click here to try this investigation for Grades 3-5.
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Pumpkin Candy Science: The Littlest Pumpkin Candy Investigation PPT Grades K-3
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