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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Investigating Pumpkins

The students have been patiently waiting to find out what they were going to do with the cute little pumpkins they chose at the Prairie Garden Farms.  Friday was the day....
that they used their pumpkins as the focus of a science and math investigation.
They used a ruler to see how tall the pumpkin was...
and a measuring tape to see the distance around the middle.
It was lovely to see how patient they were in waiting for their turn to use the measuring tools.
The students tried to balance their pumpkin on the scales with snap cubes,
but there were only a few pumpkins that weren't too heavy.  Most students had to fill the one side with cubes and record the weight as "more than..." the number of cubes that they could put into the side bucket.
We learned that these little white pumpkins are called "Baby Boos"!
Do you think that a pumpkin can float?  
Look closely!  It can!
Do you know why heavy objects float?  That's a challenge!

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