Fungi - Small Wonders, Second Edition

Students compare various fungi with plants by extracting pigments to test for chlorophyll. They discover that fungi—with no seeds, roots, stems, leaves, or flowers—are in a class (actually, a kingdom) by themselves. They dissect mushrooms to investigate spore reproduction. Students also grow mold gardens in different cultures to test fungicides. Many activities focus on the one-celled fungi, yeast. Students observe yeast growth, budding, and fermentation (and yeast at work in pretzel dough) while controlling food and temperature variables. Based on the activities and research, students debate the benefits and hazards of fungi. (12 Activities)

Delta Science Modules offer:

  • An easy to use hands-on approach to teach science.  Both novice and experienced teachers can successfully engage students in rich and rewarding activities. Step-by-step activity instructions; science background information and suggestions for managing materials are just a few of the features in each Teacher Guide that ensure teaching success.
  • Classroom flexibility. With 57 modules to choose from, you'll find just what you need to reinforce your science curriculum or build your own curriculum to meet your state or local framework.
  • High quality, cost-effective equipment kits. Each module's equipment kit provides 4 to 6 weeks of science instruction for 32 students. Teaching inquiry-based science is both affordable and effective.
  • A science program designed for the way you teach. Delta Science Modules consists of 57 topics covering life, earth and physical science.  Each DSM module contains an equipment kit with enough materials for 32 students to conduct 12 investigations and a comprehensive Teacher Guide with performance assessment.