Pumpkin Math is a great activity for a math and data analysis review on the day of a Halloween or Harvest party. It is also perfect for the day after Halloween when the students are still a bit unfocused after a night of Trick or Treating. This motivating activity will keep them actively engaged.
With minimal prep, you will be ready to go in no time! Gather enough similar sized pumpkins to provide one for each group of four in your classroom and precut the lids. Review math terms of mean, median, mode, and range. Have your students weigh and measure the circumference of their pumpkin and then have them count the seeds from their pumpkins. This collected information will provide the data for a great review of important math terms.
In this freebie we include teacher notes with helpful hints, a student data sheet, a worksheet, vocabulary words, and a reflection sheet.
Looking for more STEM activities for Halloween ? We have a discounted bundle as well as individual fun activities that are perfect for October
Halloween STEM Activities Bundle
STEM Mini Punkin Chuckin
STEM and a Few Bats
STEM and a Haunted House
And you can add a little engineering to the harvest party tradition of bobbing for apples. Use STEM skills to build devices to grab the apples
Bobbing for Apples with STEM!
Studying explorers this month? STEM can be integrated into that topic too.
STEM and Early Explorers
Your students might also enjoy more STEM Sparks Task Cards – perfect for a Maker Station or an Enrichment Center.
STEM Spark Task Cards
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