How Mushrooms Make It Rain

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 dramatically.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the difference between mushrooms and fungi
Classroom Considerations

  • One of the first mushrooms shown looks like a human reproductive organ
  • Avoid displaying the comments when showing the video to your class
Pros

  • Offers subtitles in seven languages for ELLs
  • Does not require a large amount of class time to view
Cons

  • None