Science Friday’s virtual Sun Camp is a great way for families and educators to explore STEM with children ages 5-9. From now until mid-November, we'll update you weekly with educational resources about the Sun, give learners a chance to attend Q&As with experts, and provide additional learning opportunities.
In this lesson, students will be amateur mycologists–collecting and analyzing various mushrooms. Through observation and discussion, students will gain knowledge of the basic anatomy of mushrooms, their life cycle, and their method of reproduction through spores. Students will learn to create spore prints of mushrooms and label and preserve their spore prints, just like a mycologist. Students also will learn that by comparing spore prints, they can identify different mushroom species.
Science Friday is looking to work with educators like you to create stellar STEM activities. Applications for the 2020 program are open!