Guide your young mathematicians and scientists in practicing the skills of estimating and predicting as they explore the features of a pumpkin and record their predictions and results in their own books. A bonus page at the end of the book invites students to engage in creativity and draw a jack-o-lantern! (You could even use their ideas to carve a face into your classroom pumpkin after this activity is completed). This activity can be used as a fun addition to a fall math lesson on estimation or a science lesson on pumpkins or the scientific method, and also makes a fun educational activity for a classroom fall or Halloween party!
There are two versions of this booklet included for you to choose from depending on whether you want the activity to be more math focused (estimating) or science focused (predicting). A fun way to cover Common Core Math Standards (Measurement and Data) or Next Generation Science!