That’s exactly what kindergartners at Wilson Elementary found out last week.
As a fun, fall-themed activity, Janae Passinetti had her class of kinders transform into pumpkin investigators.
On Thursday, the students learned and labeled all the different parts of a pumpkin, from the stem to the seeds to the fibrous strands, to everything else in between.
On Friday, the students brought their own pumpkins in to class and prepared for dissection. With help from Miss Passinetti, the kids cut open their pumpkins. And just like real scientists, the students observed, touched and smelled all the parts of a pumpkin they learned the day before.
“There were seeds everywhere,” said Miss Passinetti, “but they had a blast.”