It's pumpkin time! Do you need some engaging, investigation-based science activities to accompany your pumpkin unit? Do you want your students to explore the scientific process of making a hypothesis and recording results in a journal? Then this product is for you! Your little scientists will be learning about pumpkins in a snap all while having FUN! Purchase a pumpkin and you will be all set! In this product you will receive the following 5 resources:
“My Pumpkin Science Journal”: Students will observe the properties of a pumpkin to complete each investigation in this 8-page book.
Investigation 1-Observe and draw the pumpkin
Investigation 2-Determine the pumpkin’s height using measuring cubes
Investigation 3-Count and record the number of lines on the pumpkin
Investigation 4-Weigh the pumpkin using a scale and compare to other objects in the classroom; record an object which is lighter than a pumpkin
Investigation 5-Sink or Float (you will place the pumpkin in a tub of water and students will observe/record results)
Investigation 6-Observe, explore, and record the inside of a pumpkin
Investigation 7-Determine the number of seeds inside the pumpkin
Investigation 8-Hypothesize what will happen if the pumpkin’s seeds are planted
“How a Pumpkin Grows Book”: Print, laminate, and bind this book. Read as a class to discover how a pumpkin grows!
Sequencing Cards: Print, cut, and laminate the life cycle picture cards and numbers 1-6. Practice matching the pictures with the numbers using a pocket chart. This can also be put at a classroom center.
“Life Cycle of a Pumpkin” poster: Print, laminate, and hang this poster up in the classroom for student reference.
“Life Cycle of a Pumpkin” Cut and Paste Activity: Students will cut out the life cycle pictures and glue them into the correct numbered pumpkins on the other page.
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I hope you find this Pumpkin Science Unit to be helpful for your littlest learners! Thank you for your download! Remember to leave feedback at my store to earn credits for future TPT purchases!!