Pumpkin Science Investigation

Pumpkin Science Investigation

$5.50

Teach kids all about pumpkins when you use these pumpkin investigation printables in your science center and beyond. Perfect for your pumpkins theme, fall theme, or Halloween theme unit or lesson plans. Kids can learn about science and STEM in a fun, hands-on, developmentally appropriate way. This set provides opportunities for science, math and literacy learning.

Teach kids all about pumpkins when you use these pumpkin investigation printables in your science center and beyond. Perfect for your pumpkins theme, fall theme, or Halloween theme unit or lesson plans. Kids can learn about science and STEM in a fun, hands-on, developmentally appropriate way. This set provides opportunities for science, math and literacy learning.

*Please note that this is a digital product.  You will be able to download the PDF file upon your purchase.  Nothing will be shipped to you.  Due to the nature of digital downloads, your purchase is not refundable. 

**I USE AN EASY TO READ FONTS ON ALL OF THE PRINTABLES!**

USE WITH THE FOLLOWING THEMES:

  • Halloween
  • pumpkins
  • fall 

THE FOLLOWING PRINTABLES ARE INCLUDED:

  • pumpkin life-cycle chart (full color and b&w)
  • 6 pumpkin life-cycle circles (full color and b&w)
  • pumpkin-themed word cards
  • pumpkin investigation books with 11 page choices
  • 2 Parts of a Pumpkin posters (inside and outside illustrations)
  • pumpkin diagram note pages
  • 8 station signs
  • 2-section and 3-section pumpkin parts sorting mats
  • 2-section and 3-section blank sorting mats
  • 24 pumpkin photo cards for sorting
  • pumpkin images for an accordion book or for study
  • pumpkin seed counting mats
  • pumpkin observation note pages
  • pumpkin taste test labels for a large graph

My favorite part of this set is the pumpkin investigation books. The little books print 4 per page and are super easy to assemble. Choose the pages that you want to customize the activity to meet your needs.

Your students will have so much fun with this set! See the preview file for details. 

PUMPKIN INVESTIGATION BOOK INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PAGE OPTIONS:

  • cover
  • pumpkin color
  • pumpkin texture (smooth or bumpy) and pumpkin stem (yes or no)
  • pumpkin size (small, med, large) and shape (wide, tall, round)
  • pumpkin weight
  • pumpkin height (measure with cubes)
  • count the pumpkin ribs
  • pumpkin circumference (measure with yarn, cut, and staple to the page)
  • Does it sink or float?
  • This is what my pumpkin looks like.
  • If I carved a pumpkin, this is what it would look like.
  • Pumpkin taste test

SCIENCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Learn about the life-cycle of pumpkins
  • Study and sort the parts of a pumpkin
  • Make and test a hypothesis
  • Measure pumpkins in different ways
  • Experience pumpkins through the senses
  • Record observations

EARLY LITERACY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Read diagrams
  • Read the simple repetitive text in the investigation book
  • Read graphs
  • Write notes and record results
  • Read word cards

MATH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Sort parts of a pumpkin
  • Count pumpkin seeds
  • Measure and record height, circumference, weight
  • Graph and analyze taste test results
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