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Aquebogue Elementary Students Make Pumpkin Predictions

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Students in Jillian Gallo’s kindergarten class at Aquebogue Elementary School recently learned how to make scientific predictions and investigate their hypotheses through a pumpkin exploration activity.

As part of the lesson, students experimented with pumpkins, creating a geoboard of shapes using golf tees, rubber bands and wooden mallets. After removing the golf tees, students decided to test which pumpkin would make a better volcano, one with holes or one without. To complete their scientific experiment, students then checked to see which predictions were correct.