In this lesson students combine mathematical procedures and scientific observation to learn more about pumpkins. In the activity students in cooperative groups search, suggest, question, predict, measure and estimate the number of seeds in a set of pumpkins. Notes for the facilitator teacher are included.
So much Fun for Fall! By bethb on 07/16/2012 - 11:27
This is a great Fall activity. In many of our schools we cannot celebrate holidays, but we can discuss seasons, and since Fall brings pumpkins we can do this activity. I have done this with 4th and 5th graders, there is so much data that can be gathered from pumpkins: size, weight, number of seeds. Your students will have so much fun!
many possibilities By Uncle Bob on 08/30/2012 - 13:26
This lesson is a nice illustration of the scientific approach. The possibilities include descriptive characteristics as well as numerical one. I prefer groups of three (not 4 or 5) when it is at all possible.