Pumpkins Provide Plenty of Hands-On Learning

Pumpkins Provide Plenty of Hands-On Learning Pic

Fourth-graders at Tackan Elementary spent Oct. 27 working on different pumpkin day activities.

Using their scientific and mathematic knowledge, students worked in groups to record how many lines were on each pumpkin. Students measured the height and circumference of their pumpkin. To get the weight of their pumpkins, they had to use math skills, first stepping on the scale alone and then with their pumpkins. They recorded the volume of the pumpkin by submerging it in a bucket of water.

The fourth-graders then carved their pumpkins, counting the number of seeds in groups of 10. After totaling the hundreds of seeds inside, they were tasked with finding the mass of the seeds by placing them on a balance scale.