During morning assembly, we discussed the weight of the pumpkins collected on our field trip. The children were using the terms heavy and light to describe the weight of the pumpkins. Based on their size, they sorted the pumpkins from heaviest to lightest with the biggest being the heaviest and the smallest being the lightest. Next, we wanted to compare the weight of the pumpkin to other objects in the classroom such as rocks, blocks and even their own bodies.
The children were able to use a standard scale for the smallest pumpkin but faced a challenge when it came to the larger one. Arash suggested constructing a scale using the large unit blocks. His classmates quickly took to the challenge. The pictures tell the story of the outcome of their work.