# Pumpkin Math, Science, and Data Analysis - 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grade

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My students **LOVE** this fall activity that is packed with **estimation, measurement, and data analysis**! Students use the **scientific method** in this pumpkin math and science activity as they explore if any characteristic of a pumpkin (height, weight, or circumference) relates to the number of seeds inside. In cooperative groups, students first estimate the height, weight, circumference, and the number of seeds inside all 4-6 pumpkins. Each group then finds the actual measurements for their given pumpkin and shares their findings with the class. A Pumpkin Graph visual is created as the students gather their data, they write and discuss their conclusions, and they are always curious to find the differences between their estimates and the actual measurements.

This activity takes approximately 90-120 minutes and can be broken easily into a 2-3 day activity. I even bake the pumpkin seeds the following day. My students look forward to eating them as we finish our conclusions and discussion the next day:-)

**INCLUDES**:

**5-page Student Packet**with Problem, Research, Hypothesis, Results, and

Conclusions sections- Height, Weight, and Circumference
**Station Instructions** - Pumpkin Graph
**Chart Cut-Outs**& Example **Teacher Notes**- with estimated time breakdown, materials list, teacher preparation, instructions, and detailed notes for each stage of the lesson- Common Core Grade-Level
**Standards**3rd-6th along with the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice **Pictures**of the largest record breaking pumpkin & pumpkin pie (as of 2016)**Pictures**of my students during the lesson as they estimate, measure, and draw their conclusions

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