Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkins, STEM, and Higher Order Thinking



So what could you do with pumpkins? No matter what grade level...

...They are everywhere this time of the year...

Could you connect pumpkins with a higher order thinking science activity?

Watch this video clip that shows from seed to plant to pumpkin ...the process of growing pumpkins...
What ideas does this give you?




There is a book (actually several) which involve stories based upon the life cycle of pumpkins...

Here is one...



Could you create some higher order thinking activities that might engage the kids to speculate on how you could create a better yield of pumpkins, larger pumpkins or ...?

How about taking a look at this teacher's blog about using pumpkins as a central thought to many classroom activities...

http://fortheloveoffirst.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-great-pumpkin-investigation.html

Pumpkins can be so engaging!  

So what are you waiting on...let's have fun igniting young minds with pumpkins and their life cycle....

Enjoy!

The kids will...while they learn!