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Let's plant rice!

What you can learn from this activity: Help understand relations among rice, bugs and human-beings.

When and where to do: Around June at rice field.

Materials and preparations: Boots, socks or shose that can become dirty, clothes to change, towel, rain coat, inscet net, insect holding basket, pencil, magnifying lens, leaflet, questionnaire, unhulled rice

Procedure: 1. Quiz, 2. Let's play in the pond-like rice field!, 3. Look at how planting machine works, 4. Do a close observation of young rice before planting, 5. Let's plant rice with your hands!@

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Pictures of the activity:

Wow! The rice field has become a pond. Let's ask about what happen to the rice field where we found lots of Renge flowers!

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No wonder! Here is a valve of water. Let's get into the muddy field! How do you feel?

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Wait, wait! I'm coming,too. How fast can you walk?

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I found a frog! Look at how the machine plants rice.

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Can you see how the rice plant grows? Do you want to try unhull rice? You can taste it.

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Now, you plant rice yourself like this.@@

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You take three plants. With your fingers and thumb, you can do it!

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Now, you all are already experts.

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"I like the feel of mud, and wanted to plant rice more!!!"

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