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A Scientific Look at Mushrooms and Molds

Mycology is the study of fungi, and this BioBox is an introduction to mycology for students looking to explore nature’s decomposers. In these experiments, students will work with two famous fungi: oyster mushrooms and black bread mold. By growing fungi, your students will learn what conditions make these decomposers thrive; by studying them, your students will see what structures help them survive in nature.

By the end of this BioBox, students will be able to answer a few essential questions about fungi:

  • What is pinning?
  • What are the structures of a mushroom?
  • How can a fungus grow most effectively?
  • How does a Rhizopus look under a microscope?

 Let the Epic Experiments begin! 

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