Pumpkin Time Bomb Data Collection Project.
An experiment to see what variables affect the Pumpkin Time Bomb as seen on the Tonight Show. To complete with your class.
Part 1 - Estimating the number of rubber bands.
The first part is an estimation challenge you can complete with your class. The second part is an experiment you can complete with your class.
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Play this video.
Make an Estimate!!!! - How many rubber bands will make this pumpkin explode?
Watch Act 3 to see the pumpkin explode! [watch only after estimating]
Part 2 - Making your own Pumpkin Explode.
The experiment. Now it's your turn as a class.....My hope is to gather enough data to predict how many rubber bands are needed to destroy a pumpkin. I need your help! Get a pumpkin and some rubber bands (all same size) and track the number of bands it takes to make it explode. Then fill in the survey! [Let's complete all measurements in centimetres]
measure in centimetres
Thickness of your pumpkin. Measure the inside wall after it explodes.
measure in centimetres
Measure the circumference of your pumpkin *
measure in centimetres
measure in centimetres
Measure in centimetres.