Tuesday, 28 October 2008

The Pumpkin Seed Project

Room 9 is taking part in the 2008 Pumpkin Seed Project with lots of other classes around the world.

We had to get a pumpkin that was a between certain weights. Luckily Sue M and Room 1 had one exactly the right weight. It was 2.2kgs.

Today we learnt about estimating. We had to make a smart guess at how many pumkin seeds would be inside our pumpkin.

We made a chart showing all our guesses. If you click on the photo you'll be able to see our guesses much larger. The average number of all of our guesses was 37.

Tomorrow we are going to open up the pumpkin and count all of the seeds to see if our estimations were correct!

If you want to read more about the pumpkin seed project, click here!


Toby said...

For Halloween we carved a pumpkin and at the same time we did the pumpkin seed project. I estimated 254 seeds and the total number was 424. There were more seeds than in our pumpkin at school.


Mrs. Pam Cranford said...

Our class participated in the Pumpkin Seed Project also. I am so glad to meet another class that was involved. I know that you enjoyed it, and I can't wait to see what you do next. Keep up the good work.