1. Make observations on the size, texture, shape, and color. You can use measuring tape to determine circumference.
2. Make predictions on how much each pumpkin weighs. Test out that hypothesis by using a scale. Then predict how much the pumpkin weighs after you scoop out the seeds. Test out that hypothesis.
3. Go on a nature walk. Find out which neighbor has the smallest and biggest pumpkin.
4. Visit a farm to select a pumpkin. You may also have an opportunity to go on a hay ride, in a corn maze, and visit the farm animals. Some local farms are:
*Green Acres Farm: 1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd, Cary, NC 27519
*Phillips Farm: 6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary, NC 27519
*Ganyard Hill Farm: 319 Sherron Rd, Durham, NC
*Local grocery stores or Lowes Home Improvement: You can visit to pick pumpkins.