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Lesson Overview
  • 30 Minutes
  • 4, 5, 6, 9
  • K - 12th Grade
  • State Standards:
    NGSS: K-ESS3-3, MS-PS1-3, CCSS: SL.1.1, SL.1.4, SL.2.1, SL.3.3, SL.4.3, SL.4.4, SL.5.4, Social Sciences: k.10, 1.12, 2.18, 3.12, 5.11

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Materials List
  • 2 sets of 4 containers (boxes, buckets, paper grocery sacks)
  • Assortment of everyday products or pictures cut from magazines or products (food, canned goods, soap, clothes, cosmetics, bottled water, paper products, etc.)

Source Relay

Categories: Easy Do-at-Home Activity , Introduction to Agriculture , Agriculture

This fast-moving relay race teaches students that before any product leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product of the natural world – most likely agriculture. Students will work in teams and run a relay race where they have to quickly decide the source of a product and then race to place it into one of the buckets marked Factory, Store, Farm or Earth. Source Relay is a great interest approach activity for older students!

Check out the adapted online, student worksheet version for elearning puposes!
Answer Key to Source Relay with explanations.


*This lesson plan is similar to our Breakfast Relay lesson plan. Click the link to check it out!



For instructions, please download our PDF.