With Halloween approaching, Polk County Early College students have been having fun with science.

Katie Glover’s chemistry class turned pumpkins into elements after completing a lesson on the periodic table. The students were tasked to choose an element and make their pumpkins reflect the properties that element possesses.

In biology class, each student was able to choose a unit they had covered thus far (cells, cell transport, cell energy, the cell cycle and DNA), and they made their pumpkins reflect important concepts from the unit.