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October 31, 2019

We spent Hallowe’en with grade 9s exploding pumpkins.

We measured heights, circumferences, and then made a prediction about how many elastics it’d take to pop the pumpkin open.

We needed to work together, often adding several elastics at once.

Some pumpkins started to show signs of weakness…cracking, or bubbling, or leaking…so we knew they were getting close…and we began filming.

We wanted to catch the moment on film.

Some groups took a lot more elastics than others. Some groups had 300 elastics, while others needed more than 1000. We’ll be making scatter plots to see if we can determine the factors that correlate to an increased number of elastics.

We had lots of fun!

If you do this at home. Be sure to protect your eyes.

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