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Monday October 29, 2018 at 12:20pm Age: 209 days
Category: Minisink Elementary, District


From now on, Minisink Valley second graders in Mrs. Paglia’s class will associate pumpkins with a lot more than pie and jack-o’-lanterns.

Last week, Mrs. Paglia used this most popular of the gourd relatives to engage students in scientific and mathematical exploration. They learned about the life cycle of pumpkins, measured them, dissected their parts, investigated what makes them sink or float, and they counted seeds—up to 393 in one pumpkin alone!

The lesson culminated with the making of pumpkin slime and pumpkin pie, demonstrating the science of mixing fun with learning.