This project will allow students to celebrate the fall, Halloween and/or harvest season. Classes from around the country, and the hopefully the world, will be collecting, sharing and analyzing data.
Project Pumpkin will have only one activity, with the main focus being math.
Classrooms will need three (3) pumpkins that range in weight from 1 to 3 pounds. Prior to cutting into the pumpkins, students will first make estimates and then take various measurements of each pumpkin. Students will then count the seeds contained within each pumpkin. All data, other than estimates, will be posted to the TTC web site. As pumpkin data begins to be uploaded to the site, classes can begin analyzing the data. An optional element to this project is to take and post photos of your students working on the project.
In addition to any necessary resources, worksheets and Internet links needed to complete the project, activities, lessons and extensions across the curriculum will also be provided with this project.
Are you and your students ready to make some tally marks? Register for Project Pumpkin today!