To teach the science lesson about the properties of solids and liquids, teachers planned a special pumpkin experiment for their students. They say the students predicted and asked questions prior to and during the investigation. Then the lesson concluded with the students writing opinion pieces about their favorite part of the experiment.
"They loved seeing the pumpkin float in the bucket of water and especially LOVED seeing the pumpkin spew green goo after mixing household ingredients inside of the pumpkin!" says Lauren Heathscott, First Grade Teacher at Ida Burns. "It was so much fun to see the excitement in the student's eyes while learning."
During the lesson time, students measured, weighed, explored and carved the pumpkins.
Teachers say the students' writings about the pumpkins was some of their best work so far this year.