What Comes from What?

It's not always easy to tell where things come from. Did you know that chalk comes from rock made out of crushed seashells? Or that plastic comes from oil? Or that paper comes from trees?

Where do you think these things come from?

  • cotton T-shirt
  • maple syrup
  • peanut butter
  • glasses
  • chocolate candy

Vocabulary

crushed:
Broken into small pieces.
oil:
Oil is a liquid. It floats on water. Oil from the ground is used in cars and machines.

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Activity

  1. Draw a picture of a woolen mitten. Draw a picture of a paper bag. Draw a picture of popcorn. Now draw a picture to show where each thing came from. Draw lines between the pictures that belong together.
    Answer: Students should draw a woolen mitten with a line drawn to a picture of a sheep. Another picture should show a paper bag with a line drawn to a picture of a tree. Another picture should show popcorn with a line drawn to a picture of an ear or stalk of corn.

Activity

  1. Draw a picture of a woolen mitten. Draw a picture of a paper bag. Draw a picture of popcorn. Now draw a picture to show where each thing came from. Draw lines between the pictures that belong together.
    Answer: Students should draw a woolen mitten with a line drawn to a picture of a sheep. Another picture should show a paper bag with a line drawn to a picture of a tree. Another picture should show popcorn with a line drawn to a picture of an ear or stalk of corn.