Once again, we're joining in with Barb over at Handbook of Nature Study! Our challenge was to:
You can either plan a field trip to a pumpkin field to observe pumpkin plants and pumpkins or you can purchase a pumpkin at the grocery and bring it home and complete this study with a real pumpkin. You could also plan on doing both!
Knowing this challenge was next this week, and Halloween was this week-end, we decided to head to a wonderfully new pumpkin patch to gather our pumpkins for the upcoming events! We had a great time, and with our "supplies" ready, we dove right in today!
Learning the life cycle of the pumpkin...(Thanks Barb, for sharing your links!!!)
By: Joz "Creases up and down. Color: orange, bright orange. It feels a bit lighter without all of the seeds and gunky stuff. My pumpkin was full before I took everything out. Now it is wayyy lighter and emptier."
By: B-Rad "It sounds like a drum. The creases go up and down. The pumpkin butter tastes like pumpkin pie. My pumpkin sat on its bottom. My pumpkin is mostly empty."
After the kids recited the pumpkin poem, Joz colors hers...
After making their observations, Rayzor, Joz, and Seany decided to make their pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns...THE END