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    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...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    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. Spores are so...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.24 of PDF), learners make paper with fungi. Learners discover that paper is basically a flat mat of fibers. Although handmade paper is traditionally made with vegetable fibers,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.23 of PDF), learners dye wool with fungi. Learners discover that natural chemicals in fungi can dye wool different colors. Note: Natural dyeing normally requires a color...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners use sets of cards to assign microorganisms to different groups. They will learn that microbes can be members of several different major groups: bacteria, fungi, protists...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    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. This activity can also...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    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,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design their own experiment to determine conditions that either help or hinder the decomposition of carrots by soil microbes. They place carrots in plastic bags filled with soil (with or...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this four-day activity, learners grow bacteria and/or fungi from a variety of locations and compare the results. They will learn that microbes are everywhere; some such as bacteria and fungi...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    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, learners make their own ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 4 weeks

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