Author:
Lauren Abraham
Subject:
Environmental Science, Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lecture, Lecture Notes
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Environmental Science
  • Fungi
  • Fungus
  • Fungus Plant Mutualism
  • Mushroom
  • Mycology
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Shroomology 1010- Introduction to the Fascinating World of Fungi

    Shroomology 1010- Introduction to the Fascinating World of Fungi

    Overview

    A lecture will be hosted by the educator. The first four sections cover factual information and in the activity students will draw conclusions about spore germination. The last section will highlight a scientist and current trends in mycology.

    Shroomology 1010- Introduction to the Fascinating World of Fungi

    A one-hour lecture will be hosted by the instructor. The topics covered include an introduction to mycology, mushrooms and mycelia, molds and slime molds, yeast and unicellular fungi, and a scientist spotlight. The first four sections cover fundamental concepts and information while the fifth section is meant to be updated and modified by an educator to reflect current trends in mycology. The target audience of this OER is first or second-year college students who are focused on a biological field. The lecture includes a think-pair-share activity where students discuss graphs and figures relating to lichens as bioindicators of air quality. Another class activity is also provided where students learn about spore germination conditions and how many spores become sporing bodies. This material was created for a Mycology Independent Study course at Worcester Polytechnic license with Professor Marja Bakermans and is distributed under the CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.