Eisenhower High School students in Mrs. Walker’s Food Science Classes and Mr. Greggs’ Ag Science Classes participated in a cross-curriculum pumpkin project. Students learned about how to carve pumpkins, use vegetable oil to help slow down the deterioration process of when carving pumpkins, create a pumpkin slideshow and video presentation of that slideshow using the Screencastify App. Each class had their own slideshow requirements. Food Science students created a slideshow with the following elements: Uses of pumpkin in cooking, baking and decorating, pumpkin products sold to conumers in the grocery stores, How to take a pumpkin & make it into puree for use in baking or cooking food products, pumpkin nutrition & eating benefits, and recommendation of sample pumpkin recipes. Ag Science students created a slideshow with the following elements: Types of pumpkins varieties sold in the US, states that grow pumpkins, how to grow pumpkins including soil, water, climate, care, etc…, how to harvest pumpkins, costs of growing a pumpkin crop, pumpkin activities, and pumpkin prices at grocery stores. Students also learn about AgTourism Business by viewing a video from Jensen’s Farms “The Patch” business in Ellensburg, WA. This was the first time doing a cross-curriculum project together and both teachers plan on doing more projects together in the future so stay tuned for more to come!
Source: Yakima School District