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Fourth graders examine pumpkins and use the scientific method to explore its contents. In this Pumpkin Science lesson, 4th graders measure pumpkins for circumference. Students dress as if they were in a lab and work in pairs to estimate,and predict and record information about the inside and outside of the pumpkin. Students will experiment to find if their pumpkin sinks or floats.
Fourth graders will participate in a variety of activities using a pumpkin in a hands-on science lab environment. They measure pumpkins, hypothesize whether pumpkins will sink or float, describe the inside of a pumpkin, record pumpkin data, and characteristics. Throughout the activity predictiona and experimentations skills will be practiced. Note: Rubric is included.
A jelly bean taste-testing will surely be a hit science lesson with your class. Test their taste and smell senses, while also helping them develop skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, observing, and drawing conclusions. Your young scientists will work with partners to complete this fun activity!
Here is a terrific presentation that covers many aspects of the 3rd grade science curriculum. In it, 3rd graders answer 40 multiple choice questions that deal with scientific investigation, reasoning, and logic. The questions are totally appropriate for 3rd graders, and they get instant feedback for the answers given. This is a nicely-designed PowerPoint. Highly recommended!