Fall is the best time of year! And what better way to celebrate the season than with pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins?
This pack includes 5 different hands on pumpkin investigation activities to encourage math, literacy, and STEM learning in the classroom.
1. Inside and Outside Investigation:
Students will draw and write about what a pumpkin looks like on the inside and outside of the pumpkin. *You may want to brainstorm describing words as a group!
2. Sink or Float Investigation:
Students will draw and write to make a prediction about whether their pumpkin will sink or float. Then, after the experiment, they will draw and write about the results and whether or not their prediction was correct. *Word bank included
3. Five Senses Investigation:
Students will draw and write descriptive words to tell what a pumpkin looks like, feels like, sounds like, tastes like, and smells like. For this, you may want to choose some to draw/write about before cutting the pumpkin open (looks, feels) and some to do after (tastes, smells, sounds).
4. How Many Seeds Investigation:
Before cutting the pumpkin open, students will estimate how many seeds are inside their pumpkin. Then, after counting the seeds, students will record the number of seeds and decide if their estimate was too high, too low, or just right.
5. Parts of a Pumpkin Investigation:
Students will use the word bank to correctly label the parts of the pumpkin, including the stem, seeds, pulp, leaves, and skin.
If you would like to try before you buy, download the inside/outside investigation freebie HERE!
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