Rice-(Oryza sativa)-The Rice plant is a grass that can grow over 1 meter tall or 5 meter long in water. The stems are upright and are composed of a series of joint like nodes. The grain is the most economically important part that grows from each node. Rice is fun to grow and a great educational project for your kids. You don't need to grow a whole paddy. In fact you can grow quite a bit with some buckets or pots. We give you instructions on how to do this.