Posted on 2/2/14

hooked science 300KENTUCKY (10/23/13) - Using a little science you can determine how many seeds are in a pumpkin without dissecting the pumpkin. 

• Small Pumpkin
• Medium Pumpkin
• Large Pumpkin
• Newspaper

STEP 1: Weigh each pumpkin, determine the diameter of each pumpkin, determine the circumference of each pumpkin, and count the lines on each pumpkin. Record your information.
STEP 2: Have an adult remove the top from the pumpkin.
STEP 3: Place each pumpkin on a piece of newspaper. Remove the seeds and pulp from each pumpkin.
STEP 4: Separate the pulp from the seeds. Count the seeds from the small pumpkin, the medium pumpkin, and then the large pumpkin. Record your information.
You can never tell how many seeds are in a pumpkin until you cut open the pumpkin. There are some clues that might help you determine the number of seeds inside a pumpkin. For each line on the outside of the pumpkin there is a row of seeds on the inside of the pumpkin. You can also look at the color of the pumpkin. The longer a pumpkin grows, the darker the pumpkin and the more lines on the pumpkin, therefore the more seeds inside the pumpkin. Go to for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey
Hooked on Science your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4800

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4645

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4037

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3725

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3170

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13325

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11386

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 08, 2015 1239

Madisonville Police Department Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 1093

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 1036

Local Pastor's Son Filming Documentary about…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 807

Work Zone Lane Restriction on Pennyrile Pkwy Set…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 693

Democratic Candidate for Governor Jack Conway…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 685

Registration for Free 'Project Hire Kentucky'…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 593

UPDATE: Mortons Gap Boil Water Advisory Lifted

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 546

Guns - Stopping That One Person

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 545

UK Announces Major Outreach Initiative for…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 502

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News