Monday, October 22, 2018

Do pumpkins sink or float?

Mentoring was hard work this week! Our class helped their buddies make estimates and measure the circumference and height of a pumpkin using string and unifix cubes. 

After measuring, students were asked to make a prediction: Do pumpkins float or sink?

Most students thought that pumpkins would sink. 
What do you think?

The results are in...pumpkins float!! 

"What? No, they are supposed to sink."

Well pumpkins are like ships, they are heavy but buoyant in water, so they float.

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We also enjoyed a fall scavenger hunt with our buddies this week!

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