Pumpkin Investigation

Yesterday, Mr. Weber, Mrs. Rush and the Busy Bees carved pumpkins, and we investigated about pumpkins. We started by measuring our pumpkins. We measured how big, how wide, how round and how much it weighed. One of our classmates, Cohen, weighs 42 pounds and the biggest pumpkin weighed half the size of Cohen. We made a graph to show the results of our pumpkin comparisons.

Then, we carved the pumpkins. There was goop in the pumpkins and there were pumpkin seeds that we collected from the goop. The insides of the pumpkins were different. One even had green insides and funny looking seeds. Ms. King told us there was one that wasn’t really a pumpkin. It was a gourd that looked like a pumpkin. We drew lines on the pumpkins for the face of the jackolantern. Then Mr. Weber and Mrs. Rush cut them out. We have 5 jackolanterns in our class. Ms. King says we are going to roast the seeds we gathered, and eat them at our Halloween party.

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