Many students think products simply come from factories or stores. This hands-on activity helps students understand that before an item ever leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product in the natural world – most likely agriculture while also teaching the importance of breakfast and exercise.
*This lesson plan is similar to our Source Relay lesson plan. Click the link to check it out!
- You will need a 25-30 foot long space to run the relay. Hallways, gym or outside works best.
- Divide students into two teams (red and blue to match the cards). Each team gets a set of food cards and bags labeled Earth, Farm, Store and Factory.
- Place a set of bags about 30 feet away from the starting line. Teams should be formed into two lines (pic shows race with buckets) at the starting line, facing the bags.
- For grades with limited reading ability, review the food cards with your students before running the relay.
- Point out that each card has a picture and words to figure out what it is.
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