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Pumkins are everywhere in the fall why not take advantage of it with this Spark Lab! Spark Labs are fun way to make science accessible, engaging and fun for your students, and seasonably appropriate and inexpensive for the teacher. This Spark Lab makes teaching the properties of matter easy and fun, because students are able to connect an everyday item like pumpkins to a science concept like the properties of matter by studying the properties of pumpkins.
•Parts of a Pumpkin poster
•Challenge directions posters
•Studenthandout for grades 4-5
•Student handout for 3rdgrade
•List of book recommendations
NGSS standard covered in this lab: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. 5-PS1-3.