Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Pumpkin Math and Sphere Volume CCSS 8.G.9

Pumpkin Math and Sphere Volume CCSS 8.G.9
Pumpkin Math and Sphere Volume CCSS 8.G.9
Pumpkin Math and Sphere Volume CCSS 8.G.9
Pumpkin Math and Sphere Volume CCSS 8.G.9
Product Description
Looking for a Halloween activity that is tried and true? …This one is for…you! …. Boo! Real world, kinesthetic…fun!

Students will:
Explore the use of the formula for Volume of a sphere using real-world pumpkins (spherical objects)-CCSS 8.G.9
Estimate weight and number of seeds
Accurately measure height and weight
Calculate pi (circumference/diameter). This calculation is very close to 3.14 because the pumpkin has a circular/spherical shape. Amazing!

Dialog can consist of questions: e.g. do the number of seeds correlate to the number of lines, weight, height, size, etc. of the pumpkin?

I have used this activity with my middle school students for several years with great success. Many of my students have never seen, or touched the inside of a pumpkin; so, this adds another layer of depth to this kinesthetic activity.

Be prepared with:
1 pumpkin for each group (I use groups of 4-6 students) [pre cut opening at top]
paper plates and forks for sorting and counting seeds
paper towels
measuring tape and scale to weigh pumpkins/seeds

At the end of each class, I have a drawing to see which students get to take the pumpkins home to create their own jack-o-lantern. This activity is fun, hands-on and full of learning opportunities. Enjoy!
Total Pages
1 one 1-sided handout
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report this Resource
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Loading...
$5.00
Digital Download
Add one to cart

Advertisement

Advertisement

$5.00
Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up