Elementary | Sponsored By: Corteva Agriscience
Adapted from Rice is Rice, Right? by David J. Larwa
Science & Children | September 2001 | Vol 39, Issue 1
Students will observe a variety of types of rice, recording their similarities and differences.
An extension for social studies can be used in this area by asking the students to find the different countries on a world map that are discussed in the story to help them see how many different countries have a rice dish. If student’s family backgrounds are from additional countries, ask them to find those on the map as well. Ask students to research where rice is grown in the United States (see internet resources).
If you were Carrie in the story, have students identify questions they would ask the different families about their rice dish as she looked for her brother.
Create a graph that lists the different types of rice dishes mentioned in the story and ask the students to use post it notes to create a bar graph. Students should write their name on a sticky note and place it on the graph for each different type of rice dish mentioned that they have tried.
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