Lake Pointe Academy kindergarten teacher Julie DeSa used pumpkins in the name of science last week.
She led her students through a scientific test of what floats. The children were surprised when each of the pumpkins floated to the top of the water, especially as the size grew.
“I could see the little wheels turning in their minds as one little boy shouted, ‘This is impossible,’” DeSa said. “Then the student thought a minute, and he said, ‘Well, maybe the pumpkin is not as heavy on the inside as it is on the outside.’”
DeSa shared with the students how the hollow center helps gourds to float. Lake Pointe Academy is a classical, Christian, university-model school near Lake Wylie, located at 3168 Hands Mill Hwy.