My class had a blast this week. We began our discussion of the Scientific Method with a beginner lab.
I recently went to the farm with my little boy, Owen. I bought 3 pumpkins- 1 for Owen, 1 for my house and 1 for my class. We had a great time carving our pumpkin at home that I thought it would be fun to carve in school.
First(observation)-We observed the pumpkin without opening it. Students drew a picture of the pumpkin and came up with 5 describing words about it.
Next (Hypothesis and Prediction)- Using the hypothesis "What is inside a pumpkin?", students drew a picture of what they thought it looked like inside and predicted how many seeds were inside. Their guesses were great- anything from 2 seeds to 1,000,000!!!! For step 3 (experimentation)- students watched the pumpkin being carved and drew what was actually inside.
Then (Experimentation)- Students used their 5 senses to inspect a plate with the pulp and seeds on it. We used magnifying glasses and were able to tch and dissect it. We even brought in a hot plate to make the pumpkin seeds for them to taste. Some LOVED them, some not-so-much. BUT, everyone had a blast!
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