Fall is here, although you could hardly tell my looking at the thermometer. Mums, pumpkins, hay bales, and cornstalks are appearing and Jen is starting The Pumpkin Seed Project. Registration opens Sept. 28th for grades PreK-3. I know many of our primary teachers already do pumpkin units and will want to check this out.
The only required supplies are a 1-5 lb pumpkin per class, and the The Biggest Pumpkin Ever book. For this collaborative project, you just submit the actual seed count from your pumpkin to the online data collection board on Oct 30-Nov 1. Participants will be able to download all the data as an Excel spreadsheet. Think how excited your students will be to know they are part of an international project. Jen also provides a list of activities that teachers can choose to do including: Pass the Pumpkin, Create a Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Seed Mosaic, and more.
Pumpkin Image Credit: MGarton
Seed Image Credit: Heathere Willoughby