From Farm to Table

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In this activity, learners imagine the path their food takes from planting a seed, all the way to sitting on their kitchen counters. Explore concepts for each step food takes to reach your home. This activity includes step-by-step instructions as well as questions to guide exploration.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Coloring or drawing materials
  • Paper or white board or equivalent
  • Your favorite fruits, vegetables, juices, etc.


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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