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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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    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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    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...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    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. They...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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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 on page 6 of the PDF, learners investigate yeast. Learners prepare an experiment to observe what yeast cells like to eat. Learners feed the yeast cells various ingredients in plain...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    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....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 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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