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In this activity related to indoor air pollution, learners build take-home dust catchers with wax paper and petroleum jelly.
In this health activity (located on page 4 of the PDF), learners will discover the importance of hand washing by observing mold growing on potatoes.
Mold GrowthAdd to list Details
In this activity learners observe mold growth on different types of bread by measuring and recording the growth rate.
The Unpoppable Balloon
In this activity, learners explore polymer structure and their ability to reform around objects by attempting to stab a wooden skewer through a balloon without popping it.
Mold Terrarium: What Grows on Leftover Food?
This activity shows you how to make a mold terrarium using a jar and leftover food.
In this laboratory activity, learners design an experiment to evaluate how environmental factors influence the growth of molds.
In this open-ended multicultural lab activity, learners investigate the effectiveness of herbal remedies.
Are Microbes Alive?Add to list Details
In this activity (on pages 19-21 of the PDF) learners observe mold growing on potatoes. Preparation for this activity has to start a week before, to allow time for the mold to grow on the potatoes.
Try Growing Your Own Mold
This is a hands-on activity that uses bread and household materials to grow mold. Learners collect dust from a room, wipe it on food, and contain it. One to seven days later, mold has grown.
Fungus Among Us
In this environmental health activity, learners grow and observe bread mold and other kinds of common fungi over the course of 3-7 days.