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150 resources with the concept fungi

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Dirty Decomposers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do not let the class just sit and rot. Pupils learn how decomposition and nutrient recycling is important to an ecosystem. Groups design an experiment to determine how environmental conditions affect decomposition. They develop a poster...
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Plants Use An Internet Made of Fungus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
If a tree is infected with bugs in a forest, can it warn the neighboring trees? Amazingly, this communication happens regularly. Scholars observe the phenomenon and learn how scientists discovered the way fungus works as a neural network...
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Monitoring Amphibians

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What sort of shoes do frogs wear? Open toad sandals. If your scholars want experience collecting field samples, this is the activity for you. After learning the proper way to collect field samples, pupils catch amphibians to test for...
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Teach Mrs. Jones' Class about Microbes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
During a biology lesson, scholars research microbes, design a lesson plan using an outline, and present the lesson to the class. 
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Chapter 1: The Science of Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Provide young biologists with everything they need to excel in the study of lymphatics, the nervous system, hormones, cellular division, and more! Pupils utilize the workbook, complete with end-of-chapter assessment worksheets, to gain...
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What is a Fungus?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After watching a short film about the anatomy and physiology of fungi, discuss with your class the seven provided Think questions, or make up your own. The animation is in the style of colorful artistic drawings and text that appears in...
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Fungi

For Students 9th - 12th
Why did the mushroom go to the party? Because he was a fun guy! Biology learners study fungi while completing this instructional activity. Structure is compared to that of other life forms. The life cycle is displayed with colorful...
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2016 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The average student scores less than three points, out of five, on the AP Environmental Science test. Most do well on the multiple choice and struggle with the free-response section. Encourage extra free-response practice with actual...
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Protists and Fungi

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's alive, but what is it? Protists share similarities with plants, animals, and fungi without being classified as any of those three. Learn more about protists and the kingdom fungi with a short presentation. It describes the parts of...
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Kingdom: Fungi

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Based on DNA, fungi relate more closely to animals than to plants. This new scientific knowledge shifted the world view of scientists and opened up new classifications. Viewers learn about fungi's place in evolution, in the tree of life,...
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The Fungus on Your Head

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dinosaurs had dandruff? Check out a short video that follows scientists at a lab as they research the flakey problem that affects more than half the human population and affected many dinosaurs as well. The researchers take scalp...
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What's Up With Your Gut Microbiome?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Some scientists now consider the gut microbiome a distinct organ in the human body. Curious science scholars learn about this ecosystem thriving inside them and its important functions with a video from Our Hungry Planet. The 11th lesson...
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The Classification of Living Things

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's a classification sensation! Demystify why we classify using an inquiry activity that helps your class sort things out. Groups begin by classifying a variety of shoes before they research organisms and design their own dichotomous...
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When Giant Fungi Ruled

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fungi are more than fun ... they're also functional! Most everyone knows they serve as Earth's decomposers, but ancient fungi took their job to a whole new level! An entertaining video from a large biology playlist examines the giant...
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What are Pathogens?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Feeling a little under the weather? A pathogen could be to blame. A video from a larger pathogens playlist presents a brief overview of the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protists that put us in peril. From cholera to dysentery, it...
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What Happens to Your Body When You Die?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your heart may not be pumping, but there are still many chemical reactions that continue in your body. An installment of a video series on chemical reactions describes the decomposition process of our bodies after death. It pays...
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The 5 Kingdoms in Classification

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder why we classify species? Biology pupils discover how scientists grouped organisms in the five kingdom classification system through an animated Fuse School video on Evolution. The narrator shows examples of each kingdom, then...
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Bacteria Take Over and Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bacteria outnumber all other forms of life on Earth. Scholars observe the growth of bacteria in petri dishes to understand their role in maintaining good health. Then, they observe the growth of bacteria after they introduce...
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Chestnut Tree Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will your class learn in a curious tale of a fungus, a virus, and a chestnut tree? Biology scholars discover the world of viral biocontrols through a DNA restriction lab. Groups research the decline of the American chestnut tree at...
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Where Are the Ants Carrying All Those Leaves?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ants don't eat leaves, they use them for farming. The video focuses on this practice, which ants have done for 60 million years. It explains how they use the leaves to grow fungus and build entire underground cities. They even assign...
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What is Skin For?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Smooth or scaly, skin is sensational! Besides keeping us from being gooey, what does it do? Pupils embark on an integumentary investigation with a short video about skin. Topics include the special features of skin cells, how skin...
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How Mushrooms Make It Rain

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
More than 14,000 species of mushrooms exist on our planet. The short video explains the relationship between the reproductive cycle of fungi and rain. Without the mushrooms, the amount of rain in many parts of the world would decrease...
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Classifying Organisms Based On the Characteristics of the Five Kingdoms of Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kids prefer candy over fried green spinach. King Philip can order five good soups. Mnemonic devices are very helpful for remembering taxonomy. The second lesson in a 10-part series teaches scholars about kingdom, phylum, class, and...
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Lichen: Two Living Things In One

For Students K - 5th Standards
What do fungus and algae create? Lichen! Discover where lichen lives, how it survives, and how to find the three main types of lichen in a video all about lichen!