This STEM project is very hands on and my students enjoyed everything about it! Directions for how to perform each activity are included.
Students will get to explore the inside of a pumpkin by taking out the insides and sorting the seeds and counting them. There are math lesson suggestions that allow you to use the pumpkin seeds further as well. Students perform measurement activities, graphing, and they also develop a seed traveler!! So much fun and challenging!!! There is a research activity to begin the lesson. Students as well as myself were amazed at some of our findings about pumpkins!
Printables for students include:
4 bar graph templates for presenting data
Seed pictograph template for presenting data
class data log
pumpkin observation sheet
pumpkin measurement log
pumpkin research questions and websites provided
properties of a seed sheet
GREAT FALL STEM project. Suggestions are given for how to turn this STEM activity into a STEAM activity.