Kindergarten Grade - Social Studies

LESSON PROBLEM: What does the U.S. rice farmer use to grow rice?


STUDY GUIDE





Rice farmers in the United States use many tractors and trucks to grow rice. Large trucks pull special tools to smooth the soil and make the field flat. Then water will stay in the field. Rice plants grow best in water.





Rice is ready to be cut in the Fall. A special tractor cuts the rice. The rice seeds come off the plant at the same time. The tractor is called a combine.



Large trucks take the rice seeds to a mill. At the mill the rice is cleaned. It is then ready for cooking and eating.







ACTIVITIES

Draw a picture of a rice farm that has a tractor, rice plants and a farmer.






EXTENDED LEARNING


Fold a piece of paper into four parts. Draw something that the rice farmer uses in each part. Write the beginning sound under each picture.



VOCABULARY

  • tractors
  • trucks
  • field
  • water
  • picked
  • combine
  • cleaned
  • mill


Click here to play Rice Rampage!
The Milling Process for Rice:
Getting rice from the field to you takes
a few more steps. Click here to see a video & learn more about the rice milling process.
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