Today was our last Preschool Steam Class!  Our focus was all on pumpkins.  Here is what we did:

-Watched a video and learned a song on How Pumpkins Grow.

Pretended to pick pretend "cotton ball" pumpkins using two tongue depressors.  It started out slowly only picking one at a time.  By the end, the students had figured out a way to do as many as 4, 5, or 6 at a time.  

-Measured and compared pumpkins - height, weight and distance around.

-Used a felt board to tell the story, "5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on A Gate."

-Made gates to hold 5 Little Pumpkins.  First using clothes pins and popsicle sticks to hold pretend "cotton ball "pumpkins.  Then, the students used cups and sign boards to construct bigger, multi-story pumpkins to hold 5 real pumpkins.

Read the story "The Runaway Pumpkin."

Rolled pumpkins down a ramp and used engineering skills to figure out how to stop them at the bottom.  Ended up rolling a huge pumpkin and believe it or not - it didn't break!

We had lots of fun studying pumpkins!  Pictures will be posted next Wednesday - sorry about that but sometimes technology takes time!