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Pumpkin Pie in a Bag

60 min lesson

Students measure ingredients, mix liquids and solids, then observe (and taste) the results in this tasty lesson. It is an ideal way to wrap up a pumpkin unit, field trip to the pumpkin patch or to use as a math-friendly way to celebrate Thanksgiving.
No Cook Peppermints

45 min lesson

Peppermint is often used as flavoring in tea, ice cream, candy, chewing gum, and toothpaste. Peppermint can also be found in some shampoos and soaps. Make peppermints with your students!!
While pumpkins are called vegetables, they are actually fruits. Technically, a fruit is the edible fleshy part of the plant that surrounds the seeds. In this activity students investigate the insides of these fruits, what the cavities look like, how seeds are attached at the ribs, and the number of seeds in pumpkins of different sizes.
This is a fun and surprising activity. Use pumpkins and other objects to teach students why objects float or sink in water.
Pumpkins are a great manipulative for math and science exploration. These activities are ideal to follow up field trips and make the most of the natural connections between pumpkins and math and science.
Yeast Blow Up!

30 min lesson

Yeast Blow up! Is yeast alive? What does yeast need to live? How does yeast help bread rise?
Besides being just plain fun, making butter is a great way to demonstrate one of the many ways food is made, as well as how liquids can be converted into solids. You can get more in depth and use the lesson to demonstrate phase change.
Bread in a Bag

120 min lesson

Making bread is an art and a science.
Honey Density Lesson

20 min lesson

A fun and engaging experiment that helps students explore the topic of density.