10 Fantastic Fungi Superpowers

How much room does a fungus need to grow? As mushroom as possible! Video discusses 10 interesting facts about various fungi, including one that says mushrooms may be the largest living organism on the planet. From medicines to poisons, mushrooms contain great variations and researchers are still discovering more about them.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Go more in depth on the discoveries of penicillin and cyclosporin
Classroom Considerations

  • Mentions alcohol and getting drunk when discussing the fungus yeast, which may not be considered appropriate in all classrooms
  • Stay positive and avoid the comment section whenever possible
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning in English and Estonian to assist ELLs
  • Provides two to six sources for each of the ten superpowers listed
Cons

  • None