The class will take a field trip to the local pumpkin patch where each child will pick out a pumpkin to take back to the classroom to measure the height, weight, and circumference of the pumpkin. The students will draw horizontal and vertical bar graphs and a line plot to record and compare the pumpkin data.
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd
Time: 60 minutes + Field Trip time
Students will collect data by measuring the height, weight, and circumference of their pumpkin.
Students will be able to draw a horizontal and vertical bar graph and a line plot to compare their pumpkin data.
Students will compare the data and hypothesize why some pumpkins are bigger than others.