In conjunction with learning about the process of wheat production, the kindergarten and first-grade classes had the unique opportunity to experience wheat harvesting in a real way. On Monday, October 29, students climbed into the State Department of South Carolina’s “Ag Simulator” and hit the fields behind the wheel of a John Deere combine harvester. The simulation screen and moving seats gave students the experience of what it would be like to harvest a wheat field. After this simulation, the classes examined the different stages of wheat—from the kernel to processed flour—and followed the wheat from the harvesting stage to when it arrives in the stores as a food product such as crackers.
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