When we cut open our pumpkins we collected all the seeds. The students were amazed at how many there were. One student asked "I wonder how many seeds there are". We read a book called 'How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin?', which encouraged us to count our seeds by grouping them in 10s.
We predicted the number before we began and then in partners students grouped their seeds.
Bella suggested we plant the seeds to grow our own pumpkin plants! So the students began planting and talking about what plants need to survive.
|Observing the planted seeds|
|Our white pumpkin|
|We were surprised to see orange inside the green one!|
|The yellow squash|
Our students are getting so good at using describing words to explain their observations. They are using their senses to help them observe our experiments.