Are you planning a pumpkin day in your classroom?! Easily integrate math, literacy and science with this pumpkin investigation unit! It includes everything you need to make this a fun-filled day of learning for your students!
This is a fun fall-themed activity - perfect for October (Halloween, or November (Thanksgiving). You will need a small, medium, and large pumpkin. You can ask parent volunteers to donate pumpkins, or ask pumpkin patches if they are willing to donate.
•Measuring circumference (use yarn)
•Estimating number of seeds, ridges, circumference, weight
•Graphing the number of seeds in each pumpkin
•Using a scale to weigh the pumpkin
•Counting the number of seeds (perfect for counting by groups)
•Compare and contrast all three pumpkins
•Describe the pumpkins using adjectives
•Predict if pumpkins will sink or float
Here's what's included:
•Two pages of teacher tips and preparation lists
•Easy to print student booklet
•One-page printables for investigations
•Station signs (Color and B&W options)
•Bonus Activity: Pumpkin Pie in a Cup - directions and student sheet