Fungi: Death Becomes Them

Death becomes fungi because many are decomposers, breaking down dead organisms and returning nutrients to the soil. Explore the fascinating world of fungi, how they feed, the different types, and how they reproduce in a video that also takes a look at how fungi undergo fermentation to produce alcohol. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Make bread in class and explore how yeast allows it to rise
Classroom Considerations
  • The narrator spends about 1.5 minutes discussing the history of fermentation in beer making; be prepared for questions
  • Fascinating facts about fungi sprinkled throughout the video
  • Table of contents included so teachers can replay certain segments
  • None
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