Wow what great work we have been doing around PUMPKINS.
We started our new unit with a neat new wonder basket. Our conversations started around what the basket was an apple or a pumpkin. We have seemed to have settled on an apple. The basket sits in the middle of the carpet and we make predictions on what might be inside. We had lots of great guesses from candy to a new toys to a plant.
Once the concept of growth was understood we knew that we could grow a new pumpkin from the old pumpkin. We cut the pumpkin open and these were some of the students comments:
Its like a web inside. -AP
The seeds grew because they were stuck inside. -AK
It is a fruit. -KD
The seeds are stuck in the pumpkin. -DM
Looks like a spider celebration.-AH
Some pumpkins grow on the farm and some animals eat them.-KH
It is gooey.-JB
What is the bottom brown part?-KDWe had a great discussion about this and where the pumpkin grew from the flower, We tried filling the pumpkin with soil to see if the pumpkin would grow inside. Unfortunately our pumpkin rotted and we made the decision as a group we should throw it out so no one would get sick. Overall a great study on pumpkins and we have moved onto our new Inquiry BATS!