IKE Food Science and Ag Science Students Pumpkin Project

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!

IKE students carving pumpkins

Carved Pumpkin

Carving pumpkin

Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkin

Source: Yakima School District