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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: Where Does Everything Come From?

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.



For instructions, please download our PDF

View complete lesson plan on Curriculum Matrix here.