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In this laboratory activity, learners use a simple procedure to bait oomycetes from water and/ or soil and then examine these fungus-like organisms with the microscope to see how they look.
In this activity, learners turn empty 2-liter bottles into a see-through compost container.
Many germs spread by our hands, and often times, people don't wash their hands well enough to get rid of germs.
In this activity (p.23 of PDF), learners dye wool with fungi. Learners discover that natural chemicals in fungi can dye wool different colors.
In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon dioxide.
In this activity, learners use a microscope to examine three different microbes: bacteria, yeast and paramecia. Educator will need to prepare the yeast solution one day before the activity.
In this laboratory exercise, learners will discover how many different plant hosts they can find that are infected by the same genus of a powdery mildew fungus, or how many different genera of powdery
This exercise can be used to stimulate the investigative nature of learners as they use forensic plant pathology techniques to prove the learners' innocence in a mock murder investigation.
In this astrobiology activity (on page 11 of the PDF), learners consider what organisms need in order to live (water, nutrients, and energy).
Learners design their own experiment to determine conditions that either help or hinder the decomposition of carrots by soil microbes.
In this activity on page 6 of the PDF (Get Cooking With Chemistry), learners investigate yeast. Learners prepare an experiment to observe what yeast cells like to eat.
Agriculturalists have long considered mushroom growing a challenge, largely because you need a piece of benchtop equipment known as a laminar flow hood.
In this activity (p.25 of PDF), learners investigate spores. Mushrooms produce millions of spores which are equivalent to the seeds of plants but without the massive food reserves.
In this outdoor activity, learners use a "litter-critter" wheel to help them identify different animals they find living in a natural litter habitat.
In this activity (p.26 of PDF), learners discover why mushrooms have spots. Learners use a balloon, toilet paper, and water to simulate what happens as mushrooms grow.
In this activity (p.24 of PDF), learners make paper with fungi. Learners discover that paper is basically a flat mat of fibers.
In this game (p.28 of PDF), learners discover different fungal lifestyles and the various roles that fungi play in nature. Learners play the roles of fungi and must find their corresponding trees.
In this environmental health activity, learners grow and observe bread mold and other kinds of common fungi over the course of 3-7 days.
In this activity related to microbes, learners create scale models of microorganisms and compare relative sizes of common bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa using metric measures: meters, centimete