Pumpkins, pumpkins all around! Thank you to parents for donating pumpkins. One of the best things about Fall is that there are pumpkins everywhere, making it easy to have a Pumpkin Science Exploration! This week, students used their senses to explore the insides of a pumpkin.
To challenge students as scientists, we asked them to describe their pumpkin with as rich of detail as possible. Students were invited to explore their pumpkin. As they did, we encouraged them to provide really rich descriptions by asking open-ended questions such as “how does it feel?” “what does it look like?” or “what do you smell?” Students wrote:
"The inside feels wet, slippery, slimy and disgusting."
"The outside feels, hard, smooth and dry."
Inviting students to use their senses when learning something new helps them to better understand the concepts being taught and to develop oral language, communication, and vocabulary.
Stay tuned for Math fun with pumpkin seeds. Fun fact: it’s said that most pumpkins have about 500 seeds.
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.