Risk and Return Grab Bag

Get your students thinking about saving and investing strategies with this activity. Students will build a hypothetical portfolio to understand the trade-off between risk and return.

Grade Level

 9–12, College


  • Investment
  • Return
  • Risk
  • Compound interest

Time required

 Quick Pick: Step 1 only (5 minutes)
 Power Up: Steps 1 through 6 (10 minutes)
 Deep Dive: Steps 1 through 8 (20 minutes)