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Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins at St. Charles

Pictured: Kingston Herbert is up to his elbows in pumpkin during his class' pumpkin inquiry at St. Charles Catholic Elementary School.

October 25, 2012 - JK/SKR students from St. Charles Catholic Elementary School have started an inquiry all about pumpkins.  It all started when their teacher, Amy Malafarina, brought in some mini pumpkins as a decoration in the class.  Students began to ask questions, so they decided to do an inquiry.  They prepared questions along with the daycare children in the school, and set out to get the answers.

Students wondered such things as: if the seeds were the same size in different pumpkins; if the inside was the same colour as the outside of a squash; if a spaghetti squash really has spaghetti inside; if the bumpy ones were bumpy inside too, and many more.  On Wednesday, October 24th, parent volunteers came and helped cut up the various sized pumpkins and squash to get to the answers.  Most of the questions were answered and students made many more discoveries than they thought and new questions were created.



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