with mushrooms has endless possibilities. There are many types of mushrooms available
and they are easy to grow. Mushroom kits are widely available.
mushroom is the fruit (like an apple) of the mushroom "plant" and contain mushroom
"seeds" called spores. Mushrooms are fungi, and are usually placed in a Kingdom
of there own apart from plants and animals. Mushrooms have no chlorophyll and
most are considered saprophytes. That means they obtain their nutrition from metabolizing
non living organic matter. Mushrooms break down and "eat" dead plants. The body
of the mushroom stores nutrients and other essential compounds, and when enough
material is stored and the conditions are right they start to fruit or produce
of Mushroom Kits Available: Trumpet, Morel, Shiitake, Oyster, Enokitake
Ideas with Mushrooms
Mushrooms love moisture and the outdoors. Some mushrooms can onlly be grown outdoors.
is the effect of different water pH?
What is the effect of plant hormones?
produce spores instead of seed. The spores can be counted with a microscope. See
if you can incorporate this into your project.
is the effect of temperature on mushroom growth?
is the effect of different types of light e.g., natural, fluorescent, tungsten,
colored, polarized etc.
live off of dead plants. Is there a difference in growth depending upon what type
of plant is used as fertilizer?
a microscope observe the change of cell enlargement under various conditions (cells
will have to be stained)