Ok, so now that I have all these pumpkins, let's do some math!
Today I split my kids into 6 groups of 4. Each group was given a pumpkin, and a booklet to work through. Within the booklet they needed to collect data related to their pumpkin. In order to collect the data they needed to travel around to a few different stations throughout the room.
The measurement station
At this station students measured the height, width, and circumference of their pumpkin. They also measured the length of the stem.
The volume station
At this station students determined the volume of their pumpkin using the water displacement method.
The weigh station
At this station students measured the mass of their pumpkin by weighing it on a scale.
The "rollability" station
At this station students had a little fun by testing the rolling ability of their pumpkin. They tested it on a low inclined plan and a high inclined plan.
Students were also required to describe the appearance of their pumpkins, determine whether a pumpkin will float or sink, as well as survey their group regarding preferences for eating pumpkin pie.
If you are interested in trying this activity in your own classroom, you can find everything you need here.