Lichen: Two Living Things In One

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!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take a nature walk outside, have learners look for lichen, and make observations and drawings in their science journals
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is included in a series of life science resources
  • Best used in a study of photosynthesis

  • The video shows real images of folios lichen, fruticose lichen, and crustose lichen
  • A great video to use in a flipped classroom setting

  • Content is presented very quickly as the speaker talks very fast; therefore, pause the video frequently to check for understanding
Common Core