CLASSROOM – Pumpkin Seed – Week 8
As we head into October, the Classroom turns to pumpkins for art and science projects. National Pumpkin Seed Day offers tasty treats in the form of pepitos. But we can crack open a pumpkin for all sorts of classroom fun, too!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Check out our list of projects Classroom Pumpkin Seed and pumpkin projects. Offer the projects to parents at home or do them in the classroom. Either way, they’re terrific ways to #CelebrateEveryDay!
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THIS WEEK’S PROJECT
Pumpkins offer a variety of projects for every age. We’ve found a few different projects to try in your classroom.
- Little Bins for Little Hands Pumpkin investigation tray
- Little Bins for Little Hands Pumpkin slime
- Vivifstem Pumpkin seed friction experiment
- Toasted cinnamon pumpkin seeds
Plant A Mum
- Miniature pumpkin
- Potting soil
- One small Chrysanthemum per pumpkin
- Sharp knife
- Spoon or scoop
- Small dish
Carve a circle around the top of the pumpkin removing the stem. Leave an opening large enough to scoop out the inside of the pumpkin. Using the spoon or the scoop, remove the seeds and the pulp from the inside of the pumpkin. Reserve the seeds for roasting. Punch holes in the bottom of the pumpkin for drainage. Fill the pumpkin 3/4 full with potting soil. Gently add the Chrysanthemum. Add more potting soil and pat firmly. Place pumpkin on the dish and water the pumpkin well.
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