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Mushroom Murder Mystery


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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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Mushroom Murder Mystery

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. This activity works well with both large and small groups and a variety of ages. Use this activity to discuss ecosystems.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Pictures of five fungal fruit bodies (including one parasite), glued onto cards
  • Duplicate pictures of leaves from each of the affected trees; one picture from each pair should be glued on cards
  • Pictures of leaves from a variety of "bystander" trees, glued onto cards

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Protists and Fungi
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems

Informal Categories


  • Games
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Assinder, Sue; Rutter, Gordon

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, British Mycological Society and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, ©2002

Funding Sources:

  • British Mycological Society
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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