Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
In this activity, learners create models of bugs. Learners use household materials like plastic cups and straws to create models of bugs like centipedes and spiders.
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.5-6 of PDF), learners investigate natural selection. Learners discover that natural selection, which takes place over decades, can lead to altered populations within a species.
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 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 activity (p.24 of PDF), learners make paper with fungi. Learners discover that paper is basically a flat mat of fibers.
In this activity, learners use information gathered from a variety of sources to design and make their own insect.
In this activity, learners determine the necessary conditions for pea seed germination.
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 (p.6-10 of PDF), learners use different methods for hunting minibeasts (bugs). Learners can either make traps or simply look for minibeasts under stones and logs.