The final day working with our pumpkins ended with some messy math. The children were asked to scoop out their pumpkins, separate their seeds from the pulp, weigh each and then organize their seeds in groups of 10 to skip count, write an equation ( math sentence) and record their final number.
Seeds & pulp were everywhere ! At first many were squeamish about putting their hands in their pumpkins. But as the music played and we sang and scooped, they soon were sorting and the room smelled like fresh pumpkins. A bin of soapy water was on hand as were spoons and teacher help. It was a fun end to the hands on pumpkin activities!
Once weighed and counted , the children put their seeds back into their pumpkins to take home. Many planned to plant or roast their seeds at home. They each left holding their carefully examined pumpkin!
This data was put into several graphs to be shared & analyzed next.
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