How Many Seeds Are in a Pumpkin? Ask Deasy Second-Graders

How Many Seeds Are in a Pumpkin? Ask Deasy Second-Graders photo

Deasy School second-grade students in Michael Battaglia’s class recently conducted a pumpkin seed-guessing contest.

The lesson began with students creating a script for the contest that asked, “How many seeds do you think are in a pumpkin?” Students practiced the script and then recorded it using an iPhone. They then used the editing program iMovie to edit and publish their final movie. After uploading it to YouTube and the class website, www.teambattaglia.com, they sent emails out to parents, members of the administration and teachers asking them to vote on how many seeds they thought were in the pumpkin. After about a week or so of guessing, the class opened up the pumpkin and sorted the seeds into groups of 10. They then grouped ten 10s together to make 100. Once they determined how many seeds were in fact inside the pumpkin, they created a page on their class website explaining the process of how to conduct a pumpkin seed-guessing contest and announced the winners. Here’s the link: https://www.teambattaglia.com/pumpkinguessingcontest