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Let's thresh and clean rice!

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Can you thresh rice like a mouse?

What you can learn from this activity: Help understand relationship among rice, other living-things in the rice field and human-beings through rice threshing.

When and where to do: November at anywhere outside.

Materials and preparations:

Prepared by participants: newspaper, "suribachi" bowl, plastic bag, pencil, magnifying lens,

Equipment by coordinator: rice, rice cooker, "shamoji"scoop, wrapping film, tray, salt, rice with thresh, baseballs, beer glass bottles, wood sticks, net bowl, fan, paper bowl, tables and chairs, leaflet, questionnaire, first aid box, trash bag, ink pens.

Procedure: 1. Let's take off rice from dried rice plant. 2. Then thresh rice!. You can do it with your fingers first. 3. Let's clean rice. 4. Cook rice and make rice balls. 5. Let's eat the rice balls, and look at rice weevils. 6. Jot down whatever you found interesting.

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Pictures of the activity :

What can you see here? There is a mouse living in rice field..

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It eats rice like what you do. It holds a rice seed and thresh with its teeth. Shall we thresh the rice by ourselves like what the mouse does?

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First, let's take one boudle of rice plants here, and take off the rice seed from the plant.

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You can do it with your fingers. You may want to use wood sticks.

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A small boy joined. "I can do it!""Let's do it together, Mom!"

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"Usually, we use a machine, but the way it does is exactly the same as what you did"

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Now, let's thresh the rice! Take away outer coverings with wind.

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"See what I do." "Let me see if we have any residue."

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"We do it together, and it is easy."@

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Now. let's clean the rice to make it whiter!

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It takes time! "Let's sit down and take our time."

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Rice balls are ready!! How do you like it?

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"Here you see another rice eater, rice weevil." Finally, everyone wrote what he/she found interesting.

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