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Exploring Fungi Unit
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Lesson 5: Grouping fungi: shape, colour and texture

Students are invited to explore and engage with the diverse, colourful and varied forms of fungi fruiting bodies. Our Exploring Fungi Unit mycologist, Dr. Sandra Tuszynska will introduce the main fungi groups, describing the way fungi are grouped based on shape and external features. Students will engage with a fun classifying task using illustrations and photographs of Australian fungi. Students will then go on a foray (fungi hunt) around the school grounds or a nature strip to look for different fungi fruiting bodies and their mycelium.
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Video with Dr. Sandra Tuszynska (10:14 min)

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