Connolly Students Investigate Pumpkins

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Connolly School fourth-graders in Gina Chiarello’s and Olga Notskas’ classes recently engaged in a “great pumpkin investigation” as part of a math lesson.

During the activity, students estimated the weight, circumference, buoyancy, number of creases and number of seeds inside of their pumpkins. Each group then weighed its pumpkin, measured the circumference, pl it in a bucket of water to see if it would float, counted the number of creases and counted the seeds by putting them in groups. According to Chiarello, “It was messy but fun, and students learned a lot.”