Friday, October 23, 2015

Pumpkin Observations

To introduce the activity, we have the whole class discuss what the pumpkins look like from the outside and what they might look like on the inside. We also talked about roasting and eating pumpkin seeds as snacks. Then we let the children discuss the characteristics of the pumpkins and the various ways they could measure and describe them. Some examples would be: How tall? How big around? What about the color, the shape? What is the weight? Does the number of outside grooves tell anything? What about the smoothness of the pumpkin's skin? The children have had a great time observing with pumpkins!