Celebrate Pumpkin Day with STEM
Do you celebrate pumpkin day in the classroom?
Fall is the perfect time to engage students in learning experiences centered around pumpkins. Maximize student learning and engagement by integrating these lessons across subjects with STEM and literacy!
The following are 6 of our favorite pumpkin STEM activities for the fall.
The first pumpkin activity is a Pumpkin Seed STEM challenge. For this activity students make a prediction about how many seeds are in a pumpkin. Next, students sort the class predictions into odd and even numbers. Finally, students complete a pumpkin investigation where they make predictions and measure the pumpkin. See more about this activity HERE.
Students get creative with this next challenge, 3D Shape Pumpkin Builder STEAM. For this activity students design and decorate a 3D pumpkin. Students also record facts about their pumpkin including the number of faces, edges, and vertices. Extend the lesson by having students write a fictional story about their pumpkin. See more about this activity HERE.
Integrate growth mindset and STEM with this last pumpkin challenge, Build a Pumpkin Candy Container STEM. For this challenge students use a piece of paper and tape to build a container that will hold the most candy pumpkins. Students complete this activity twice and use a growth mindset to reflect and improve on their design. See more about this activity HERE.
Create the best pumpkin day ever for your students by engaging them in STEM this fall! All of these activities are bundled together at a discount in our Pumpkin Day STEM Activities resource.