Erupting Pumpkins

by Janelle Barrett

Today in Mrs. Finch's class, our speech-language pathologist, Miss Barrett, and speech-language technician, Miss Collins came in to teach an exciting group lesson about pumpkins! The class discussed all about what pumpkins are used for, what they are made of, and how to describe them. Then, we used a pumpkin for a fun experiment. In a carved out pumpkin, students put in baking soda, a few drops of dish soap, and vinegar. Each student voted on a hypothesis they thought would happen. Sure enough, the pumpkin erupted with foam! What a fun way for the students in Mrs. Finch's class to get excited about fall!