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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Salsa Laboratory

Lesson Plan
The class will take a field trip to the local pumpkin patch where each child will pick out a pumpkin to take back to the classroom to measure the height, weight, and circumference of the pumpkin. The students will draw horizontal and vertical bar graphs and a line plot to record and compare the pumpkin data.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd - 5th


50 minutes


Science, Math


  1. Student's will create and name their own salsa recipe.
  2. Student's will use standard units of measurement such as ounces, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc.
  3. Develop technical writing and oral communication skills by creating recipe cards and giving a presentation.
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