You want me to study a fungus?? Eeewww!
A fungus probably isn’t the first image that pops into your mind when you envision nature study. But, oh, what a beautiful, colorful and fascinating world awaits as you begin to focus on mushrooms, molds and lichen!
A Fungus Among Us explores the very interesting and vast array of fungi lurking around you everyday.
Learn the answers to these and many other questions as you work through the incredible array of fun lessons!
What’s the difference between mushrooms, mold and lichen?
What is the fruiting body of a fungus?
Why do I find more fungi after the rain?
Where are the best places to find fungi on a nature walk?
The curriculum guide provides many ideas for finding and noting fungi outdoors. Here are just a few of the (many) things you’ll do during nature walks: fungi comparisons, fungi measurement, create charts to map the fungi you find.
You’ll note and understand the functions of various characteristics, and learn why God created fungi.
Inside, have fun making spore prints, growing mold, understanding yeast, and even taste-testing safe fungi.
Learn things like how molds help us and harm us, how they devastated an entire country and what a mycologist does.
Tons of ideas and 17 notebooking pages can keep you busy for many weeks to come, if you choose.
This super nature study topic has proven to excite many children (and adults) as they discover the exciting world of fungi!
It fits well with any study of botany or general biology.
58 pages, digital curriculum