There is a Fungus Among Us at Abingdon Elementary School!

Students hold bags showing how fungus grows.Fifth graders have been studying kingdoms of life and have grown fungi in bags using bread, oranges, and bananas. Students allowed the fungi to grow for two weeks so they could compare different species of fungi.

The fifth graders hypothesized to see if more fungi would grow in the light or in the dark. Students were amazed to observe the growth of fungi in the baggies in such a short time. Also, the fifth graders researched to find out how fungi grows and how it appeared in the bags.  The students also learned how to write a formal scientific lab report following the scientific method. What a fun way to learn!

Contact Person: 
Megan de Nobriga