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Kindergartners Learn Math and Science With Help From Pumpkins

Bronxville Elementary School kindergartners, who recently picked the perfect pumpkins from a pumpkin patch on school grounds, took on the roles of scientists to closely examine and study their pumpkins.

As part of the annual pumpkin study, the students participated in a number of hands-on activities that were designed to introduce them to different math, science and language arts concepts over the course of two weeks.

The lessons started off by building the students’ language skills as they described and drew their pumpkins, focusing on their shape, color, size and texture. As part of a science lesson, the kindergartners tested to see if their pumpkins would float or sink in water. They also employed a variety of math skills to examine their pumpkins, including sorting them, measuring their weight, height and circumference, and counting their seeds.

At the end of the learning experience, the students took home their pumpkins along with a study book that featured photographs, drawings and writings from their classroom activities.

The pumpkin patch was made possible thanks to the help of parent volunteers who set up, decorated and ran the event before the students brought their selected pumpkins to their classrooms.

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