Pumpkin Predictions

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Second-graders at Giblyn learned that pumpkins can be used for more than decorating or carving.

As a supplement to their curriculum with Operation Splash, the students participated in a long-term science experiment. First, they carved the pumpkins and learned about their different parts, and then conducted additional STEM-related activities. Instead of throwing the hollowed-out pumpkin away, they created a mock landfill inside of it. Each class filled the pumpkin with various pieces of trash including plastic, food and aluminum, and made predictions about which items will decompose prior to burying them into the ground.

On Earth Day in April, the classes will dig up the pumpkins to verify their predictions.