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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Pumpkin Exploration

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

Subjects: Math


  1. Students will collect data by measuring the height, weight, and circumference of their pumpkin.

  2. Students will be able to draw a horizontal and vertical bar graph and a line plot to compare their pumpkin data.

  3. Students will compare the data and hypothesize why some pumpkins are bigger than others.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Specialty Crops in KansasMeasurement and Conversion Tables