Amphibians have been one of our recent science topics as we are learning about animals. We had a salamander in class for a day for some great hands-on learning. The second graders loved it.
We cut open a pumpkin to observe it and learn about it. We recorded our observations in our pumpkin journals.
Then we created an experiment. We put soil in the pumpkin and watered it. We predicted that the seeds inside the pumpkin would grow.
In a week, seedlings sprouted in our pumpkin!
We visited a pumpkin patch, went for a hayride, played on their playground, and picked our own pumpkins to take home.
Our pumpkin plants have really grown in two weeks! It is fun to watch them change, measure them, and record what we notice in our pumpkin journals.