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How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

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Series: Holidays & Seasons, Fall
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
ASIN: 0689828462
ISBN: 9780689828461

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?: Charlie, the smallest child in his first grade class, is amazed to discover that of the three pumpkins his teacher brings to school, the tiniest one has the most seeds.

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How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it’s a fun way to reinforce  topics like skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment!

“How many seeds are in a pumpkin?” Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she’s talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn’t have a guess.

Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone’s surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, “Small things have a lot going on inside of them.”

 

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