A few days ago I bought mini pumpkins for our class so that each pair of students can share a pumpkin to investigate throughout our pumpkin unit. It was under a dollar for each mini pumpkin. While investigating our pumpkins throughout the week, we displayed them on our desks so that it made us feel like we were in a pumpkin patch. We have gone over the pumpkin life cycle and used our senses to describe our pumpkin. See my previous post about that here. Next week we will work on our pumpkin exploration worksheet. Carving mini pumpkins are a bit tough so you may want to get a pumpkin carving kit with the saw like knife for easier cutting, especially if you will be carving a pumpkin for each pair of students.
The worksheet explores the following:
What does it look like?
How many seeds?
Sink or float?
click here to download the worksheet.