The students will be able to generate questions based on their observations of pumpkins. The students will be able to investigate those questions and find answers to their questions. The students will be able to use measurement devices to find their answers. The students will be able to describe attributes of pumpkins.
[...] Accommodations/Adaptations: This lesson is very involved and should be done when there is plenty of time. If you know the students will be tired in the middle of this, plan to have the first part all the way up to estimating, done before leaving for lunch. Then after lunch start the second part finding the actual answers to their questions. Also make sure students understand what you are doing, especially during measuring, so if needed demonstrate more and even help them measure if it is needed. [...]
[...] Then go around with a ruler and hold the string against and have the students record this information on their data sheets. H. Next demonstrating how to measure circumference, the teacher will then go around helping and measuring the string against the ruler again as the students mark their data sheets with the correct measurements. I. After all the measurements are complete have each group bring their pumpkins over one group at a time to the scale. Then weigh the pumpkins and have students record this data back at their tables. [...]
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